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How Long Does Leukoplakia Last

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Shape of Hairy Leukoplakia

Hello, Dr. Reznik,I have a question regarding the *shape* of HIV-associated hairy leukoplakia lesions. If one has long, thin, white streaks bilaterally on the side of the tongue is this due to trauma (i.e. tongue chewer) or could it also be due to...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Dear F.S.T.:Oral hairy leukoplakia usually does not present as a long, thin, white bilateral line on the lateral borders of the tongue, but rather as white, corrugated Read more »

Oral Cancer and Herpes

I recently finished an experimental vaccine study with modified dendritic cells. I had to stop all... Read more »

Leukoplakia? Does it mean I have HIV?

Dr. Dezube, My question is this: I have noticed whitish patches on the back of my throat... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Sanguinaria

...safe for combatting gingivitis, although some observers are still concerned that long-term use may increase the risk of oral leukoplakia (precancerous growths in the mouth that may result from constant irritation). Sanguinaria is collected in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...unlessyou want to. Each clinical trial has a written plan, or protocol, that describes thegoals and objectives of the study, how long the study will last, inclusion andexclusion criteria, and what tests and procedures are required of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

... Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? How Do We Know if a Drug Works? Using Unapproved Drugs Read more »
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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
...Can anyone tell me how long it takes from the first presentation of hairy leukoplakia to the time it becomes very distinct? Weeks, months, years? Also, does it become more and less visible on a daily basis? Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I developed hairy leukoplakia on one side of my tongue around chritmas time. It is still there. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long after you 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 »