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OHL WHITE HAIRY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, does anyone know if you can have a white hairy tongue that doesn't scrape off and have white creamy cheeks on the mouthcheeks without being hiv+? I never had problems with my tongue it used to be pink and now I have floaters at times and never... Read more »

Question regarding the white patch on tongue

Posted by shuda, 1 Reply
I dont know as yet if I am HIV +ve or -ve. I have a white streak along the sides my tongue and it is not painful. It can be scraped away easily and I have removed it. I dont have any other symptoms. I have a habit of chewing tongue and cheek.
My... Read more »

ORAL HAIRY LEUKOPLAKIA

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am sure i have ohl. oral hairy luekoplakia. i have had a tounge problem now for at least 3 months. i read and read about possible problems, went to the dr. not thrush! seems to resolve on it's own but comes back. affects my inner cheecks too.... 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 worried because i also had some swollen lymph nodes and my girlfriend has had 2 yeast infections... Read more »

For those worrying about their tongue being white

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here's some pics of Hiv/AIDs patients with thrush (or white coat on tongue). Go to the HIV/AIDS section

http://www.afraidtoask.com/std.html
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hairy tongue or oral hairy leukoplakia

A few months ago my dentist told me I have hairy tongue probably caused by cigarette smoking? Is this the same as oral hairy leukoplakia?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Oral hairy leukoplakia is a condition associated with the Epstein Barr Virus that normally presents on the lateral borders of the tongue. It is actually not "hairy" in appearance, but presents as a white, corrugated, possibly striated... 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 infection (ARS), or is this a symptom that only will be found in thelater stage of HIV and AIDS ? Question 2:Dose it exist a test for Oral Hairy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, like otheropportunistic diseases, is NOT normally seen with recent HIV infection(including Acute Viral Syndrome). In persons with HIV, it is normally seenduring advanced HIV infection,... Read more »

Hairy Tongue = HIV?

I have been tested using ELISA for HIV-1 five times and HIV-2 once over a course of several years since my last sexual exposure. All tests were reported negative. Throughout this same time period I continue to have hairy tongue despite a healthy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Does a hairy tongue equal HIV? No, of course not. You had only three low-risk exposures and subsequently have had five HIV-1 ELISAs and one HIV-2 ELISA over the course of several years, all of which have been negative. Dude, you just... Read more »

Hairy Tongue and OHL

What is the difference between OHL and just a case of "hairy tongue" that is not HIV related. I had seen you make references to both in answers to questions and would like to know the distinction between the two. Thank you...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Oral Hairy Leukoplakia is related to the Epstein Barr virus and is usually located on the lateral borders of the tongue. This condition is seen in association with HIV-infection and other immunocompromising conditionsHairy tongue is an overgrowth of... Read more »
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