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 »

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