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How To Treat Leukoplakia When You Are Hiv Positive

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Conflicting indicators

Hi Doctor... I have been HIV+ for 4 years. I am not on any meds for HIV. In the past 4 years my VL has continued to go down, as my Tcell count has hovered around 750-1075. My last labs has shown that my Tcell count was 1075,the highest so far!...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...If the condition in your mouth is leukoplakia, then clotrimazole would not be resulting in improvement, as leukoplakia is usually the result of a virus, and clotrimazole is Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never... Read more »

oral hairy leukoplakia

Dr. Bob,Is there any tratment for OHL? My doc says no. Should I come to The Frascino Medical Group... 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

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...take charge of your health and have the best chance to slow or prevent disease progression. Getting informed about HIV and its treatment will help you make the best of your situation. An important factor in getting good care and treatment is to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...people you might have exposed, without using your name. Employers You may want to tell your employer if your HIV illness or treatments interfere with your job performance. Get a letter from your doctor that explains what you need to do for your... Read more »
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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 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 »

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 »

Worried about testing Positive? Please please read

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...virus spread through my body, freaking out about every mark that appeared on my body. I was even convinced i had Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, regardless of how soon into my imagined illness i seemed to be. I am a very rational person......and... Read more »