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dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »

Is this oral thrush?

Posted by coronzon, 3 Replies
All,

Was curious if the following picture looks like thrush.
The white coating is tough to brush away and causes bad breath. I am a smoker.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/tsesmatas/Pictures/1209101130a.jpg Read more »

Seeking HIV+ nonsmokers and smokers for NYC study

Posted by notices1
Are you HIV+? (Earn $250) (mahnattan, brooklyn, queens, bronx)

Seeking HIV+ nonsmokers and smokers 18 years or older to participate in a study looking for genetic link to lung disease in Weill Cornell Medical College. Offering $50 compensation for 5... Read more »

New Website Helps LGBT Smokers Quit

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to pass this on because I thought it might be helpful.

Taylor

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Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender smoker? Do you want to quit? Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are looking for... Read more »

New Website Helps LGBT Smokers Quit

Posted by Anonymous
Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to pass this on because I thought it might be helpful.

Taylor

------

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender smoker? Do you want to quit? Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are looking for... Read more »
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HIV Neg guy says he has thrush

Dr. Bob,I was reading through your posts (as I always do)and read a post from someone who thought they had thrush--even though they had negative HIV tests. You said what he thinks is thrush may not be that.I had a thought about what he might be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Thrush" is frequently misdiagnosed. Yes, smoking can cause visible changes to the tongue. Likewise, mouth breathing at night can dehydrate the membranes and cause a whitish coating. There are other potential causes as well, such as... Read more »

please help. Thrush?

Sorry for my English and thanks for your atencion. It,s posible have thrush in the tongue during 2,5 years?. I have like a cream in the tongue. When I brush my tongue, the cream dissapear, but not all, and under the cream my tongue has like a very...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It would be pretty unusual to be HIV+ and have thrush constantly but only on the tongue for 2.5 years, without losing weight or getting sicker. Heavy cigarette smokers can have a film coating the tongue. I suggest you see a doctor if you want to... Read more »

thrush without explanation

For approximately six months I have had symptoms of oral thrush. These symptoms were verified by a doctor as thrush three months ago, and I was given Mycelex troches. Mycelex helped, but thrush reappeared after only a day or two after my...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Without the ability to look at your mouth, it is very difficult for me to give specific answers. Whereas it is very common for signs of candidiasis to present on the inside of your cheeks, there are other conditions that can mimic this appearance.... Read more »

Smokers CD4s

I've read a few reputable articles stating that smokers typically have higher CD4 absolute counts. How can this be and other than the other know negatives of smoking... isn't having more CD4s to us living with hiv?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The data on this is mixed. However, smokers with HIV infection in general have greater HIV progression (CD4 count reduction rate), more progressive lung cancers, and less responsiveness to HIV treatment.... Read more »
Articles
The Network for LGBT Health Equity

CDC Launches Full Press to Educate on Dangers of Smoking for HIV+

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. -- The CDC's Tips From Former Smokers Campaign marks a historic partnership between the CDC's tobacco and HIV divisions to spread the news about the synergistic bad effects of smoking while HIV+. CDC has been hosting national... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Women Smokers With HIV Get Less Treatment Benefit

HIV-positive women taking highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) receive less benefit from the drugs if they smoke, no matter how much they smoke, according to a new study. Dr. Joseph Feldman of State University of New York Downstate Medical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Smokers Considering Quitting: Differences by Race/Ethnicity

The authors' objective in the current study was "to better characterize smoking in HIV-positive individuals and to identify critical components of a targeted smoking cessation intervention for multi-ethnic HIV-positive smokers." In 444 HIV-positive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing Widespread Pipe Sharing and Risky Sex Among Crystal Methamphetamine Smokers in Toronto: Do Safer Smoking Kits Have a Potential Role to Play?

Many negative health consequences, including potential hepatitis transmission, are associated with smoking crystal methamphetamine. The authors of the current study set out to determine whether a crystal methamphetamine smoking kit might help reduce... Read more »