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Is Lichen Simplex Chronicus A Symptom Of Hiv

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Lichen Plaques and Candid but HIV Negative

Dear Doctor:My doctor says I have Oral Lichen Plaques. He has also gave Candid Mouth Paint but the plaques and candid do not go away, it has been many months. I had contact with HIV+ person one year ago. The symptoms as mentioned followed. But I am...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You have been thoroughly tested for HIV and if you have not had any other potential exposure in the past year, you can relax. HIV-s can develop lichen planus plaques which have to be distinguished from Candida plaques, and which can be difficult to... Read more »

Oral Lichen Planus

I read a few articles here on oral lichen planus.I began having odd oral symptoms about a year ago; at the worst part, it felt like patches of skin were literally peeling off (in the morning I would scrape them out, yuck).There has been no apparent...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is not a typical or identified complication of HIV infection, although things like candida have been associated with it. It may be associated with certain drugs, although a specific association with antiretrovirals has been reported. As for the... Read more »

Lichens Planus? Maybe not...

Over the last couple of years, I've been developing this odd film in the mouth - it feels like the top layer of skin is just peeling off. It's weird, gross, and sometimes painful. And worse, it comes and goes.Recently, it got worse...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lichen planus involves the oral mucosa in about 50% of cases. It is a skin/mucosal eruption the cause of which is mostly unknown that occurs in the general population and can occur in HIV+ persons. The vast majority of patients with lichen planus... Read more »

I wrote earlier about geographic tongue and lichen planus...

I sent you a question very recently, but I've learned a few things after doing some further research. I mentioned that I noticed patches in my mouth that appear translucent with a bluish or whitish tint. I think this is probably leukoedema,...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL), the vast majority of the time, appears on the lateral border of the tongue as a white, corrugated, asymptomatic lesion. The manifestation you have described does not sound at all like OHL, but rather very much like... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD?

Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same symptoms... Read more »