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Vaccinations and HIV

...injured. Getting this shot more often might cause a painful local reaction. The shots can cause a lump that can last for a few weeks. Measles, Mumps and Rubella: These are three diseases caused by viruses. They are very contagious and can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an "MMR" shot. The vaccine usually gives life-long protection against these diseases. If you were born...
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geographic tongues

What is a geographic tongue?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Geographic tongue is a normal (or non-pathological) variation in the appearance of the tongue-- shedding of the normal layers of the tongue sometimes Read more »

HELP!

I am a 28 year old heterosexual married male in healthy condition, except I was told that I have geographic tongue by my oral surgeon. I understand that this condition is not serious nor contagious, but it has been about 6 months without end. ...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Usually the topical corticosteroid will normally take care of your problem with geographic tongue. However, if you do not remove the source, then it will not clear up until it has ran its normal course of duration which can Read more »

Geographic tongue and herpes

Dr. Reznik, Does geographic tongue have anything to do with oral herpes?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...This is an easy question: No... Geographic tongue is thought to be an autoimmune disorder and is no way related to oral herpes. Hope this helps! DR Read more »

Geographic tongue?

Dr. Young,My CD4 count is within normal, though the ratio is low. But, almost all the time, among many symptoms I experience on a daily basis, I have a tongue with a thick white coating and big lesions that are surrounded by white borders. The...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...This is a difficult diagnosis to make by writing.Geographic tongue is not a serious condition and is quite common, even among the "healthy" (my teenage daughter has it). I'd ask you to speak Read more »
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2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...the beginning of the outbreak. This information is presented in a weekly report, called FluView . Is the 2009 H1N1 virus contagious? The 2009 H1N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. How does the 2009 H1N1 virus... Read more »
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Chinese Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture? Why Do People With HIV Use Acupuncture? How Is Acupuncture Used? What Are the Risks and Side Effects? How Do We Know It Works? For More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...publication, Novel H1N1 and concerns for people living with HIV . What Is the Flu? The flu virus is quite common, highly contagious and very prone to changing itself. There are three categories of flu viruses: type A, B and C. All three... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...sores caused by the herpes infection or by other factors in the immune system. In addition, HIV-positive people may be more contagious for herpes. Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

geographic tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi there, all. So, I have geographic tongue which seems to be a benign condition. However, I read on the Johns Hopkins site that geographic tongue is an unusual form of Read more »

Geographic Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello This is geographic tongue Is anyone here with either HIV or just severe stress having a problem with this http://www.usc.edu/hsc/dental/opath/Cards/GeographicTongue.html Read more »

GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE - Check it out!

Posted by Anonymous
...As soon as the first Dr. told me I had geographic tongue, I looked it up on the web......This site has pictures to prove it........Check it out and let me know what you think. Looks Read more »