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If You Have A White Hairy Tongue Does That Mean You Have Hiv

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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 Read more »

hairy tongue or oral hairy leukoplakia

A few months ago my dentist told me I have hairy tongue probably caused by cigarette smoking? Is... Read more »

what test to do

Doctor,please help me!I read similar question here but still I'd like to tell You about my case.15... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...review from HIV InSite . 3. Your mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...District of Columbia during that same year. The rate of new HIV infections among Hispanics/Latinos in 2006 was 2.5 times that of whites. The Numbers New HIV Infections 2 In 2006, Hispanic/Latino men made up three quarters (76%) of new... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...containing certain PIs and NRTIs (the longerthe time on the regimen the higher the risk) HIV itself Cigarette smoking White race Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? At this time, there is no simple treatment for lipodystrophy.... Read more »
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Question regarding the white patch on tongue

Posted by shuda, 1 Reply
...have removed it. I don?t have any other symptoms. I have a habit of chewing tongue and cheek. My question is/are 1.Can the OHL/hairy tongue be easily scrapped off? 2. And is there any other reason for the white streaks to be present along the... Read more »

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 Read more »

for anonymous w/tongue

Posted by QQQ, 1 Reply
...I have had the same problem with my tounge now for 4 months. I think it is just geographic tongue and hairy tongue, at least thats what my dentist says and what most of the info on the net seems to indicate. I was obsessed thinking it was Read more »

Hiv2 test or pcr dna

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...again. I was wondering after several non-reactive results after about 1yr and some time but have oral problems:dry mouth, white hairy tongue with white cottage cheese looking stuff on it, mouth ulcers on the cheeks of my mouth and unable to gain... Read more »