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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 »

hairy leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
on the back of my tonguewhere the little bumps are i have hairy looking stuff that doesnt scrape off it has been there for ever does this sound like oral hairy leukoplakia

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is this oral hairy leukoplakia ?

Posted by saturn5656
Hello,

I have a whitish appearance on both sides of my tongue.

Bit scared that it could be oral hairy leukoplakia

I have put a link to a photo which looks like the sides of my tongue.

http://www.dermatlas.com/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=1513288526

Is... 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 the side of your tongue.

Secondly, how was it... 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 »
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leukoplakia symptomatic of seroconversion?

Dr. Reznik,I may or may not have had exposure to HIV 7 weeks ago. i am now seeing what looks like the beginnings of hairy leukoplakia on my tongue. could leukoplakia show up this soon after being possibly infected?thanks in advance...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
I would not expect oral hairy leukoplakia to be a sign of seroconversion.There are several reasons why you may have a white looking area on the side of your tongue including the most common explanation which would be irritation or abrasion. I do... Read more »

Hairy leukoplakia but negative elisa, HELP

Dr. Robert, I desperatly need an answer from you! I have tested out past 14 months with 5 elisa tests, 2,3,7,11,and 14 months,all negative. I am married and never told my husband I performed oral sex on another man. How stupid of me! He went to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Going Insane,Your problem is not HIV. Five negative ELISAs out to 14 months are already four more tests than you needed. Your problem is guilt, not HIV. I suggest you level with your husband and stop chasing a disease you could not possibly... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

I was diagnosed as HIV positive in December 1999. Baseline CD4 = 348; VL = 41,000. I am not yet on meds and am waiting results of my second reading. Overall I feel very good but do have some leukoplakia. My doctor has said it will go away when I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Yes, for the most part, once HAART is initiated the oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) will go away. Actually, we look for recurrence of OHL as a sign that there may be viral breakthrough on a person's current combination.If the appearance is... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia?

I have some vertical looking ribbing on the sides of my tongue in a pretty uniform row from close to the back and almost to the tip but they are the same color as my tongue. Is it possible that this is hairy leukoplakia and are their any other...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Oral hairy leukoplakia seen in the setting of HIV infection often will have a whitish color embedded in the vertical ridges along the tongue margins--the ridges often will often become thicker and more white over time. KH... Read more »
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