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Leukoplakia Diagnosis

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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 infection (ARS), or is this a symptom that only will be found in thelater stage of HIV and AIDS ? Question 2:Dose it exist a test for Oral Hairy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, like otheropportunistic diseases, is NOT normally seen with recent HIV infection(including Acute Viral Syndrome). In persons with HIV, it is normally seenduring advanced HIV infection,... Read more »

hairy leukoplakia

I was just diag'd hiv pos. I think I have hairy leukoplakia. I am worried that this may... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

I was diagnosed as HIV positive in December 1999. Baseline CD4 = 348; VL = 41,000. I am not yet... Read more »
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Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has anyone out there been diagnosed with hairy leukoplakia?

If so, how? Was it clinical or by biopsy? Read more »

hairy leukoplakia

Posted by midman13, 1 Reply
is hairy leukoplakia easy to diagnose because i have some corrugation on the sides of my tongue but it is not white. Is this normal or should i be worried because i also had some swollen lymph nodes and my girlfriend has had 2 yeast infections... Read more »

does this look like OHL? (oral hairy leukoplakia?)

Posted by neveragain90, 1 Reply
hey guys so even though i've had a negative oraquick at 4.5 months post exposure I'm sitll very anxious about the way the sides of my tongue looks. Here's what it looks like when the bright LED is shining on it. You can't see the slight white marks... 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 »