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Is White Tongue An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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...powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms,...
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2nd test and i hope its now safe to say im a worry well!

Hi dr bob jus like to thank u for all yr replies i " re: 4th post in as many weeks.. Eek" and my other subsequent post. Since than i went to get test at 6 days before e actual 6months date and..... Wait for it.... It came back -ve!!! :) thank you...
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your time to others like me and giving crucial advice. Alas, again i may need another advice,I am concern dr bob, been having white tongue that seems to come on but not completely off I would scrap my tongue do all sorts of things to it I'm a non... Read more »

Woo Hoo - Thank You

Dear DoctorYou replied to my message on November 9 regarding my concerns about a possible exposure. You may recall I was concerned about transmission to my Wife and then on to my breast-fed baby.After speaking to my general practitioner, I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...favour of cow's milk.Last week I had a sore throat and was a bit under the weather. My tongue was white, but to be frank my white tongue has recurred on multiple occasions over the years (typically when I am unwell). I'm not sure it's thrush.... Read more »

Very Troubled Overseas

Dr Bob, You might remember me from beforeand I am not sure if you will find time to answer me once again, but if you can it would mean the world to me. And as promised, I donated $100 to the foundation a couple of months ago, and plan to annually. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...instead rely on your test results. By the way, your current batch of symptoms is neither suggestive of nor consistent with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) or HIV disease. I doubt you have oral candidiasis (thrush). Your swollen arm was most... Read more »

Worried sick, Please help!

Hello Dr.Thank you so much for your reply. You're an angel for the work you do for people here!If you don't mind me just asking a follow up question;1) Is oral thrush a symptom of ARS? There's too much conflicting info on the net, some sites say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...were antibiotic induced, it would quickly clear up when the antibiotics are discontinued. As for other conditions that cause a white tongue, you'll need to rely on your doctor or an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician.2. Donation information... Read more »
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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 »

White Tongue & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had unprotected oral sex with a woman whose hiv status I am unsure of. It was at the tail end of her period but saw no blood anywhere. We did have intercourse as well but Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat, diarrhea, abnormal abdominal problems, night sweats, extreme fatigue,... Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone here know the incubation period for oral thrush between a possible HIV exposure and the first signs of a problem(white spots)? Is it a few days, a few weeks, a few months? I got tested 6 weeks after Read more »