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Is White Tongue A Symptom Of HIV

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White tongue

Dr. Feinberg,I have noticed the back 1/3 of my tongue is white. I never really noticed it until I took an HIV test. While waiting for my results I spent a few days reviewing a list of HIV symptoms on the CDC's website and came across "whitish...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It's not thrush. Lots of people have coloration on their tongue-- it's normal. Read more »

Just tested NEGATIVE

Hello Dr. Frascino,I just wanted to thank you for all your great work. I spent more than a year and a half reading your responses until I decided to get tested 3 weeks ago and the resul came back NEGATIVE today. I had all all all the symptoms that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're welcome. Congratulations and WOO-HOO! Now don't forget what you've learned here. I'm expecting you to "pay it forward," which means pass the information on to others every chance you get. I'm only one guy typing as fast as I can. I need... Read more »

persistant hiv symtoms

Hi Doc, I am really a big fan of yours and I really appreciate the work you are doing by helping those who really need you in this situation. Doc, I am having very confused about my test results, actually I had an unprotected oral sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your repeatedly negative HIV-1, HIV-2, hep B and hep C tests out to seven months are definitive and conclusive. Neither HIV-1, HIV-2, hep B nor hep C is your problem. No way. No how. A negative test outside the window period trumps symptoms... Read more »

White tongue, thrush. HIV?

Hi, firstly let me say what a great site this is, as much i hate having to look here.Anyway, been with a girl for 4 years we split up a year ago and got back together 6 months ago. We had other partners, i was safe im pretty sure she wasnt! Since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected sex does carry a risk for STDs, including HIV; however, "a small fungal rash" or "white coating" on your tongue is no reason to soil your tighty whities!Should you be worried? No, at least not excessively. Should you get tested?... Read more »
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White Tongue & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...other symtoms that I am aware of, no fever, or sweats or rash's or any of the items people discuss here. Is this a possible symptom of HIV, I am waiting about another week to get tested to put myslef in the 30 day window, but should I be... Read more »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...am at risk for hiv as i had unprotected sex with 6 women last year. could this tongue problem be from something else besides hiv symptoms? i'm terrified, please help. 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 Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello i had a couple of questions about HIv symptoms if anyone can help. On the third week I had a white tongue and a couple of bumps on my lower lip. After a couple of days I Read more »