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How To Treat Leukoplakia And Hiv

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thrush and hairy leukoplakia (second question)

Thanks for answering my question (thrush and hairy leukoplakia, Sept 18). I've been using the Sporanox twice daily, and the thrush is gone. I also started the 800 mg acyclovir 5 X daily, and the HL is shrinking. My question is, if I stop the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is best to treat these conditions episodically, each time they arise, than to stay on the medicine continuously. Especially for azole antifungal drugs, resistance occurs as a consquence of the total duration of exposure. If you are taking an... Read more »

oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Dr. Currier - Thank You so Much for wonderful information on the various treatment options for... Read more »

leukoplakia

Dear Doctor, I am a R.D.H. and have a patient in my office that appears to have leukoplakia in the... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

HIV Nephropathy: To Treat or Not to Treat?

HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) represents a major complication of HIV infection. Its natural history has been well defined the development of nephrotic syndrome initially, then relentless progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in most... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR Blog Examines "Test and Treat" Approach as HIV/AIDS Prevention Tactic

NPR's "Shots " blog examines the "test and treat" approach to HIV care and prevention, which "relies on the fact that taking HIV drugs dramatically reduces a person's risk of transmitting the virus to others," and, "[a]s more and more people are put... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New Global Report Launched by the International AIDS Society Recommends a New Paradigm for Treating Injecting Drug Users: "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain"

Vienna, Austria -- Against the backdrop of some of the globe's fastest growing HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a report launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model... Read more »
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Hairy Leukoplakia - Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was infected with HIV about 6 months ago.

Tested Poz.

I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection?

Also are there any home remedies?? 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 get this you have to go on meds. My t-cells were 450 in October. Vl undetectable w/o meds.... 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 viral load tests.

If you have heard of such a thing what did the... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know when hairy leukoplakia appears if someone gets infected ? - The back of my tongue is white and,after having seen a doctor, he told me that it was not a fungal infection.
Thank you for the answer, I am very scary.

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