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Hairy Tongue Sign Of HIV Infection

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Hairy Tongue = HIV?

I have been tested using ELISA for HIV-1 five times and HIV-2 once over a course of several years since my last sexual exposure. All tests were reported negative. Throughout this same time period I continue to have hairy tongue despite a healthy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Does a hairy tongue equal HIV? No, of course not. You had only three low-risk exposures and subsequently have had five HIV-1 ELISAs and one HIV-2 Read more »

Hairy Tongue and OHL

What is the difference between OHL and just a case of "hairy tongue" that is not HIV related. I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
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OHL WHITE HAIRY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, does anyone know if you can have a white hairy tongue that doesn't scrape off and have white creamy cheeks on the mouthcheeks without being hiv+? I never had problems with my tongue Read more »

I give up!!!!

Posted by Roper2008, 4 Replies
...Since my negative test several months ago I have tried not dwell on HIV infection, tried not coming on these boards etc, etc. But I now know I have HIV!! as well as my infecting my girlfriend. We are both experiencing Read more »

Paranoid and anxious about negative test

Posted by Roper2008, 4 Replies
...can do some crazy stuff to your mind and body! So wouldn't this include stopping the production of antibodies associated with HIV infection? I keep ringing up the brothel I went too to see if the lady I was with still works there! What that's... Read more »

for anonymous w/tongue

Posted by QQQ, 1 Reply
...I have had the same problem with my tounge now for 4 months. I think it is just geographic tongue and hairy tongue, at least thats what my dentist says and what most of the info on the net seems to indicate. I was obsessed thinking it was Read more »