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How Do I Avoid Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

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Question #1: Oral Hairy LeukoplakiaQuestion #2: Symptoms of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Question 1:Have you seen any documentation of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia in people with HIVprimary infection (ARS), or is this a symptom that only will be found in thelater stage of HIV and AIDS ? Question 2:Dose it exist a test for Oral Hairy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, like otheropportunistic diseases, is NOT normally seen with recent HIV infection(including Acute Viral Syndrome). In persons with HIV, it is normally seenduring advanced HIV infection,... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

I was recently diagnosed My baseline CD4 was 348; viral load was 41,000. I am not yet on meds and... Read more »

hairy tongue or oral hairy leukoplakia

A few months ago my dentist told me I have hairy tongue probably caused by cigarette smoking? Is... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Statistics Suggest That Young People in Some U.S. States Are Avoiding Unsafe Sex: But It May Not Be for the Best Reasons

The topic of oral sex among U.S. teens has been publicized from Oprah's talk show to the Atlantic Monthly. Male adult and teen oral sex recipients have risen from about 25 percent of patients in 1990 to 75-80 percent at the clinic of Jonathan... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Federal Funding for Syringe Services Programs: Saving Money, Promoting Public Safety and Improving Public Health

New York Harm Reduction Educators operates mobile syringe exchange sites that provide lifesaving services in communities throughout New York City. HIV/AIDS remains one of the country's most serious health challenges. According to an overwhelming... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding Recent Increases in the Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Having Sex With Men: Changes in Risk Behavior From Risk Avoidance to Risk Reduction

The authors of the current study sought to explore risk behavior and transmission routes in men having sex with men (MSM) newly diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Physicians participating in the sentinel study completed a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Within At-Risk Populations in the United States and the Reasons for Seeking or Avoiding HIV Testing

HIV transmission still occurs in the United States, despite dramatic decreases in AIDS cases since the introduction of HAART. As of 1998, approximately two-thirds of HIV-infected people knew their HIV status, having been tested confidentially. Since... Read more »
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ORAL HAIRY LEUKOPLAKIA

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am sure i have ohl. oral hairy luekoplakia. i have had a tounge problem now for at least 3 months. i read and read about possible problems, went to the dr. not thrush! seems to resolve on it's own but comes back. affects my inner cheecks too.... Read more »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
Well it has been a while since I last posted in here. After testing negative 5 years post exposure I started to move on with my life. My bf (who I have been with for 4 1/2 years) has also tested negative about 5 months ago. Well..my bf was just... Read more »

is this oral hairy leukoplakia ?

Posted by saturn5656
Hello,

I have a whitish appearance on both sides of my tongue.

Bit scared that it could be oral hairy leukoplakia

I have put a link to a photo which looks like the sides of my tongue.

http://www.dermatlas.com/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=1513288526

Is... Read more »

Signs of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia - PLEASE HELP

Posted by anxious_TT, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I am a worried male from UK & would greatly appreciate your help.

I had protected sex with an individual of unknown sexual status in 2007 October. I decided to get a test 1 year after this incident due to the fear of HIV. I tested... Read more »