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Ways To Prevent Leukoplakia

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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...Opportunistic Infections People with HIV disease who smoke are more likely to develop several 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 ) For women, smoking can increase the risk and severity of infection with human papillomavirus (HPV, see ...
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Thrush or leukoplakia/leukopenia

Dear Dr.I have had a persistent white coating on my tongue for the past 4+ weeks. I've been positive 22 years, CD4 at 506, up from 19 two years ago (restarted meds), VL undetectable. I tried Periogard for 2 weeks and then 2 weeks of Diflucan. My...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...include the tongue, palate, cheeks, and/or back of throat. The key is that this can usually be scraped or brushed off. Hairy leukoplakia typically presents as a white brush-like border on the side of the tongue. Unlike thrush it can not be... Read more »

DIFFERENCE IN COATED TONGUE AND THRUSH AND LEUKOPLAKIA

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THRUSH,LEUKOPLAKIA AND COATED TONGUE
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...information you need.There are several pictures of thrush (pseudomembranous candidiasis and erythematous candidiasis), oral hairy leukoplakia and coated tongue in the HIVdent Picture Gallery.Take care,DR Read more »

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 »

hairy leukoplakia

I was just diag'd hiv pos. I think I have hairy leukoplakia. I am worried that this may indicate a late stage diag. of hiv. Is this true or can be an early sign as well?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...the degree of disease progression by self-diagnosis of the oral cavity. Whereas you may be correct that you have oral hairy leukoplakia, this may in part, be due to your present viral load as opposed to your T-cell count. On the other hand, you... Read more »
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AIDS Vaccines

...difficult. Even with the modest effect in the Thai trial, we don't yet know how to measure immune protection against HIV. New ways have to be found to measure the immune response to HIV, and to produce it. There are still many vaccine candidates... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Microbicides

...had to be discarded from the list of potential microbicides. How Do Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in various ways: They could immobilize the virus. They could create a barrier between the virus and the cells of the vagina... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...who are infected with HIV for a long time before getting treatment. In fact, 30% to 40% of people with HIV develop PCP if they wait to get treatment until their CD4 cell counts are around 50. The best way to reduce cases of PCP is testing for HIV... Read more »
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Preventing Other Infections

...out they HIV once they already have a low CD4 count and have begun to develop opportunistic infections. Fortunately, there are ways to treat these opportunistic infections. The best way is usually to begin taking HIV medications; once you start... Read more »
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Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...remove this it does come back however this area has not grown in size over this duration. I was wondering if OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia) does grow or increase in size within this time span of 6-8 months? I've read that it can vary in growth... 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 Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if anyone out there has or has had hairy leukoplakia on their tongue? If so, how long did it take from when you first noticed it as a very small white to to being all the way down Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia - Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was infected with HIV about 6 months ago. Tested Poz. I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection? Also are there any home remedies?? Read more »