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If I Have Oral Hairy Leukoplakia Do I Have Hiv

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Thrush, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, & the tongue

I'm confused about Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, Thursh, and the tongue.Does Oral Hairy Leukoplakia occur during seroconversion?Does thrush affect the tongue?Thanks for your committment to providing us with help!
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...To my knowledge, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL) does not occur during seroconversion, but is a manifestation seen later in HIV disease. Thrush, or candidiasis can and Read more »

Question #1: Oral Hairy LeukoplakiaQuestion #2: Symptoms of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Question 1:Have you seen any documentation of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia in people with HIVprimary... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia?

I have some vertical looking ribbing on the sides of my tongue in a pretty uniform row from close... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Oral Health is Vital for People With HIV

... Candidiasis Gingivitis Oral Hairy Leukoplakia Oral Warts Kaposi's Sarcoma Preventionis Important Dental Services in Los Angeles County for People with HIV/AIDS Approximately Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...opportunistic 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 ) ... Read more »
The Body PRO

I-57: Treatment of Primary HIV Infection with Zidovudine, Lamivudine and Indinavir: A Case-Control Study

...patients developed any major or minor complications of HIV, while in the untreated group 6 developed oral candida, 6 demonstrated oral hairy leukoplakia, 3 experienced peripheral neuropathy and one had esophageal candidiasis. Although this... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

...stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as well as various types of pneumonia. Nicotine, a chemical... Read more »
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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...My bf (who I 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... Read more »

Signs of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia - PLEASE HELP

Posted by anxious_TT, 1 Reply
...individual of unknown sexual status in 2007 October. I decided to get a test 1 year after this incident due to the fear of HIV. I tested negative. my test was done at a UK - GUM clinic. However i had a small pain/swelling in the left side of... Read more »

is this oral hairy leukoplakia ?

Posted by saturn5656
...Hello, I have a whitish appearance on both sides of my tongue. Bit scared that it could be oral hairy leukoplakia I have put a link to a photo which looks like the sides of my tongue. ... Read more »

OHL

Posted by Anonymous
...Is oral hairy leukoplakia a symptom of advanced hiv or is it seen in early hiv infection? What does it look like and does it hurt? Read more »