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Is Hairy Tongue A Sign Of AIDS

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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 »

Hairy Tongue = HIV?

I have been tested using ELISA for HIV-1 five times and HIV-2 once over a course of several years... 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 »
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There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
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Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know when hairy leukoplakia appears if someone gets infected ? - The back of my tongue is white and,after having seen a doctor, he told me that it was not a fungal infection.
Thank you for the answer, I am very scary.

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Signs of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia - PLEASE HELP

Posted by anxious_TT, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I am a worried male from UK & would greatly appreciate your help.

I had protected sex with an 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... 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 it used to be pink and now I have floaters at times and never... 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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