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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...easily from person to person. To get infected with HIV, infected blood, sexual fluid, or mother's milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection equipment; If you are HIV-infected and pregnant, talk with your health care provider about taking ARVs; If you are an HIV-infected woman,...
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transmitting coated tongue

I asked the last question about transmitting of Erythematous Candidiasis through kissing. After looking at the picture of caoted tongue, it looks so similar that this may be whay I have instead. Is coated tongue transmittable through a kiss? I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...Coated tongue is not an infectious disease and therefore not something that would be transmitted from one person to another, but rather an Read more »

1 year later and still coated tongue

Dr. Reznik14 months have passed since my seroconversion illness and i still present with coated tongue, some days worse than others. I have been to a dentist of ENT doc who said just to brush tongue. This problem is quite irritating. Since my VL...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...Dear Jack:Coated tongue is not related to HIV infection per say. In other words, to my knowledge there is nothing regarding the pathogenesis of HIV infection Read more »

Egads! Coated Tongue or what?

Hey Doc!First off, thanks for all you tireless work on this site as well as HIVDENT. A quick question for you... about a month after a risky exposure, I noticed ONLY the back of my tongue was coated with a thin layer of tartar-like paste, which I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
I usually start a response to a question such as this with the condition that without the ability to see what is actually occurring in your mouth, it is impossible to formulate an accurate diagnosis, therefore if you are concerned please visit a... Read more »

RECURRENT TONGUE COATING

I have a white coating on my tongue that just won't go away. I also have saliva that is stringy and is built up in my throat in the morning. It started about a year ago when I was under alot of stress. I have seen a doctor who said it might be...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...Coated tongue is more common in individuals who have some form of dry mouth as well as people who are under stress. Since you mention that Read more »
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Molluscum

...emotional or psychological problems. How Does Molluscum Spread? Molluscum can be spread by direct skin contact. It often spreads through sexual activity. Molluscum can infect any part of the skin, but it is especially common on the face or... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest... Read more »
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...HIV-positive. Dysplasia and warts can return. They should be treated as soon as they are found to reduce the chances of the problem spreading or returning. The Bottom Line Human papilloma viruses (HPV) are fairly common. Different types of... Read more »
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Can't stand it anymore

Posted by notyet, 1 Reply
...symptoms all at the same time but my symptoms have been more spread out. The rash 5 days post risk, sore throat after that and coated tongue just here the other day. I hate all the stress from this and don't know how to deal with it. My risk was... Read more »

coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...like white patches in your tongue and other parts, that CAN BE REMOVED leaving a red and sometimes bleeding surface. Not like coated tongue that stays the same. Theres a lot a lot of things that cause coated tongue but please dont drive yourself... 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 Read more »

Your thoughts on my risk...help me to relax

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...level of exposure. Three weeks after that exposure, I woke up one morning with a white slimy tongue and diarrhea. Now the tongue coating has gone (basically went away that day). The diarrhea lasted about 2 days kind of cleared up then came... Read more »