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How To Treat Leukoplakia When You Are Hiv Positive

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Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL); when does it appear?

Can OHL appears before HIV seroconversion while antibody test still negative or it can only appears in later stage of the disease? Thanks...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is caused by a viral infection in the mouth (Epstein Barr Virus infection). It is seen relatively frequently in HIV-positive individuals, particularly those with a low CD4 count. However, it can also be seen in... Read more »

oral Hairy Leukoplakia

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

Hairy Leukoplakia

I was diagnosed as HIV positive in December 1999. Baseline CD4 = 348; VL = 41,000. I am not yet... Read more »
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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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SEEKING FERTILITY DOCS WHO TREAT POSITIVE COUPLES!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello Friends,

My husband and I are both positive and have been researching having a baby for 2 years. We are both healthy with undetectable viral loads and high cd4 counts and we are well aware of the risks. I know under the Americans With... Read more »

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 »