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What Do The White Patches On Your Tongue Mean When You Have Hiv

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White patches on tongue

Dear Dr. Bob,First off, let me say that this forum is a wonderful thing that has been very helpful to me over the last few weeks.Like others who have posted in this forum, I am a happily married father of two who went to see an escort as a little...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tom,Why is it such a common symptom? Actually it's not. It's just that folks don't freak out until after they get their freak on. So that's when they begin examining their tongue every 10 seconds and checking their... Read more »

Red Patches On tongue and feels like hair in my mouth.

I had unprotected sex with a 23 year old male...hiv status unknown although he says no. We had... Read more »

White Patches and HIV

Dear Dr.I am male and sexually gay and bottom, I am always having safe sex, I got NAAT tested at... Read more »
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Question regarding the white patch on tongue

Posted by shuda, 1 Reply
I dont know as yet if I am HIV +ve or -ve. I have a white streak along the sides my tongue and it is not painful. It can be scraped away easily and I have removed it. I dont have any other symptoms. I have a habit of chewing tongue and cheek.
My... Read more »

OHL WHITE HAIRY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, does anyone know if you can have a white hairy tongue that doesn't scrape off and have white creamy cheeks on the mouthcheeks without being hiv+? I never had problems with my tongue it used to be pink and now I have floaters at times and never... Read more »

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 »

tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When the CDC posts that white patches on the tongue are a sign of HIV infection, do they mean thrush? And does anyone know whether a slightly bleeding tongue (in one spot) is a sign of anything? has anyone encountered this before? I'm worried as... Read more »