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Hepatitis Tongue

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hepC & Tongue Ring

I am currently dating someone who has Hep C , And was worried about contacting the virus ? My question is Am I more sujectable to getting it because I have my tongue Pierced?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is not really well transmitted sexually. If there is blood to blood contact and your tongue ring might increase that likelihood, then indeed it might increase the chances from near zero to slightly higher. However the chances are still... Read more »

tongue kissing or french kissing

Is it possible to catch Hep C by tongue kissing or french kissing? Can you help me with this... Read more »

tongue pierced

I am thinking of getting my tongue pierced. Could you please tell me how long I have to wait to... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

The ABC's of Hepatitis

I've decided to devote this month's column to the various forms of hepatitis because I get more and more questions about them from the participants of my safer sex workshops. And that's good, because in the midst of all our fears and frenzy about... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Managing Side Effects From New Hepatitis C Drugs

Boceprevir (Victrelis) and telaprevir (Incivek) are newly licensed treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) mono-infection (HCV infection only). Clinical trials are planned or underway testing these drugs in people who are co-infected with HCV and... Read more »
Being Alive

The Hepatitis C Drug Pipeline Report

At the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), researchers reveled in promising new data on forthcoming hepatitis C therapies. Shortly after, two pharmaceutical companies submitted their drugs to the US Food and Drug... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
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Weird Tongue Problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
over the last 8 months ive had this weird tongue problem, my tongue is cracked all over, top, sides and all. went to dr he said it looked like glossitis, is this any type of infection related to hiv? would not have other problems came into play if... Read more »

Coated Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do any fellow HIV + peoples know what causes coated tongue(overgrowth of papilae)? I use a tongue cleaner and brush, but every morning it's still there. I dont suffer from dry mouth and feel somewhat o.k., and it doesn't cause any pain. I heard once... Read more »

tongue problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know that thrush on the tongue is a sign of AIDS, but can anyone tell me what tongue problems exist that are signs of early HIV infection? Thank you.

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burning tongue

Posted by Anonymous
If any one can explain what burning tongue is? does it feel and hoes does it look like?..please help?

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