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How Is Geographic Tongue Transmitted

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Geographic tongue & HIV

Hello, My partner has geograpic tongue and everytime saliva is exchanged in excess my stomach gets upset. I understan GT is a type of fungus or bacteria, i think he transmits it to me making me ill and due to my positive status it worries me. What...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In itself, geographuc tongue does not carry any specific risk for the transmission of HIV. It is really an open sore comong into contact with another open sore in your mouth that would carry the risk of transmission. Apart from this, if contact... Read more »

Geographic tongue and herpes

Dr. Reznik, Does geographic tongue have anything to do with oral herpes? ... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2006: Fluoroquinolones No Longer Recommended for Treatment of Gonococcal Infections

In the United States, gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported notifiable disease, with 339,593 cases documented in 2005. 1 Since 1993, fluoroquinolones (i.e., ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, or levofloxacin) have been used frequently in the... Read more »
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To Dylan & Mark Re: Geographic Tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey Mark and Dylan
Or anyone who knows anyting about geographic tongue
You can read my posts Im one of the original Dirty Dozen and one of the last to fall
One of the main problems I have in acepting I don't have HIV is this Geo tongue Ive had it now... Read more »

geographic tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, all. So, I have geographic tongue which seems to be a benign condition. However, I read on the Johns Hopkins site that geographic tongue is an unusual form of psoriasis that is more commonly seen in HIV positive people. I tested neg. at... Read more »

Geographic Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
This is geographic tongue
Is anyone here with either HIV or just severe stress having a problem with this
http://www.usc.edu/hsc/dental/opath/Cards/GeographicTongue.html
I have this along with some other symptoms
Thank You

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GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE - Check it out!

Posted by Anonymous
As soon as the first Dr. told me I had geographic tongue, I looked it up on the web......This site has pictures to prove it........Check it out and let me know what you think. Looks exactly like what I have in my mouth.......

http://www.usc.edu/hsc/de... Read more »