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... How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with...
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leukoplakia

Dear Doctor, I am a R.D.H. and have a patient in my office that appears to have leukoplakia in the mucobuccal fold bilaterally in the maxilla. He is a white male 45 yrs. old asymptomatic, nonsmoker, nondrinker, has been seen every 6 months for...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Oral hairy leukoplakia is a term used for a specific condition, related to the Epstein-Barr Virus, which appears on the lateral border of the tongue Read more »

ks and progression

Doc, at 60 years of age I have been positive for 3 years. Developed ks 6 months ago with one quarter size lesion on lower right leg. I have a high t cell count in the 900's and know ks is a little unusual here. I have also had a mild case of ohl...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...case.Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) can occur in people with high CD4 cells. It can be localized to a specific area or areas, or be widely spread to many parts of the body, including the lungs. For reasons that I do not believe are completely understood... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia?

I have some vertical looking ribbing on the sides of my tongue in a pretty uniform row from close to the back and almost to the tip but they are the same color as my tongue. Is it possible that this is hairy leukoplakia and are their any other...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Oral hairy leukoplakia seen in the setting of HIV infection often will have a whitish color embedded in the vertical ridges along the tongue margins--the Read more »

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 Read more »
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hairy leukoplakia

Posted by midman13, 1 Reply
...is hairy leukoplakia easy to diagnose because i have some corrugation on the sides of my tongue but it is not white. Is this normal or should i be Read more »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...have been with for 4 1/2 years) has also tested negative about 5 months ago. Well..my bf was just diagnosed with oral hairy leukoplakia! Why does he have that if we are neg? Everything I read about it also mentions HIV...I am just confused. Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if anyone out there has or has had hairy leukoplakia on their tongue? If so, how long did it take from when you first noticed it as a very small white to to being all the way down Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone ever heard of someone getting hairy leukoplakia on their tongue (confirmed by biopsy) and that person not having hiv. I have ohl and negative antibody tests and undetectable Read more »