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Is Coated Tongue An Early Sign Of HIV

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Diagnosed with Thrush......

Dear Dr, I live in the UK and safer sex education here has always tended to suggest that the main thing one should do to avoid HIV infection is to avoid unprotected vaginal or anal sex. I have followed this advice, but now and then participated in...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...It is not uncommon for a primary care provider to confuse coated tongue with pseudomembranous candidiasis (thrush), which is the main reason I included a small section on coated tongue in the article Read more »

Intestinal gas/coated tongue HIV or something else?

You are doing a great job. We thank you. please answer my question I beg you. I had sex from October till February. On November and February I had constipation and rashes on my groin area, which are gone now. Now I have coated tongue from February...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...medical doctor would have to do that in person. This is way out of my league because I do not think this question relates to HIV or STDs.Best of luck.RMK Read more »

1 year later and still coated tongue

Dr. Reznik14 months have passed since my seroconversion illness and i still present with coated tongue, some days worse than others. I have been to a dentist of ENT doc who said just to brush tongue. This problem is quite irritating. Since my VL...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...nothing regarding the pathogenesis of HIV infection that would cause a person to present with coated tongue. We do know that the tongue coating is made up of bacteria, small particles of food, and dead cells between certain papillae of the... Read more »

Egads! Coated Tongue or what?

Hey Doc!First off, thanks for all you tireless work on this site as well as HIVDENT. A quick question for you... about a month after a risky exposure, I noticed ONLY the back of my tongue was coated with a thin layer of tartar-like paste, which I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...so in this regard I would not worry.You know this part of the response if coming........... If you are concerned about your HIV serostatus, the only way to be sure is to undergo a diagnostic test.I hope this helps!DR Read more »
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Anybody here knows the window period for HTLV?

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...with HIV) and the brain demyelination which i have as my MRI results show, both of the symptoms can happen with HTLV at a very early stage of the infection even a few weeks after you get infected and that's exactly how it happened to me so im... Read more »

coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...like white patches in your tongue and other parts, that CAN BE REMOVED leaving a red and sometimes bleeding surface. Not like coated tongue that stays the same. Theres a lot a lot of things that cause coated tongue but please dont drive yourself... Read more »

Coated Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Do any fellow HIV + peoples know what causes coated tongue(overgrowth of papilae)? I use a tongue cleaner and brush, but every morning it's still there. I dont suffer from dry mouth and Read more »

Please help me!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ARS etc...I understand you can get thrush from other things, not just HIV. Gary S. contridicts everything & says it can be an early sign. i have emailed him but of course no response. thanks Read more »