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Is Oral Hairy Leukoplakia Contagious

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Thrush, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, & the tongue

I'm confused about Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, Thursh, and the tongue.Does Oral Hairy Leukoplakia occur during seroconversion?Does thrush affect the tongue?Thanks for your committment to providing us with help!
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...To my knowledge, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL) does not occur during seroconversion, but is a manifestation seen later in HIV disease. Thrush, or candidiasis can and Read more »

oral hairy leukoplakia

Dr. Bob,Is there any tratment for OHL? My doc says no. Should I come to The Frascino Medical Group... 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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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) ... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...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... Read more »
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is this oral hairy leukoplakia ?

Posted by saturn5656
...Hello, I have a whitish appearance on both sides of my tongue. Bit scared that it could be oral hairy leukoplakia I have put a link to a photo which looks like the sides of my tongue. ... Read more »

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 »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...My bf (who I have been with for 4 1/2 years) has also tested negative about 5 months ago. Well..my bf was just diagnosed with oral hairy leukoplakia! Why does he have that if we are neg? Everything I read about it also mentions HIV...I am just... Read more »

ORAL HAIRY LEUKOPLAKIA

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am sure i have ohl. oral hairy luekoplakia. i have had a tounge problem now for at least 3 months. i read and read about possible problems, went to the dr. not thrush! seems to resolve on it's own but comes back. affects my inner cheecks too.... Read more »