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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 »

Hairy Leukoplakia?

I have some vertical looking ribbing on the sides of my tongue in a pretty uniform row from close... Read more »

WORRIED ABOUT ORAL HAIRY LEUKOPLAKIA

Dear Dr. Reznik,First before I ask my question I just want to tell you I think its really great how... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...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,... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mitochondrial Toxicity

What Are Mitochondria? What Is Mitochondrial Toxicity? What Are the Signs of MT? How Do ARVs Cause MT? What's Next? What Are Mitochondria? Mitochondria (my-toe- con' -dree-a) are small "organs" in our cells. They are the cell's... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
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Signs of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia - PLEASE HELP

Posted by anxious_TT, 1 Reply
Hi all, I am a worried male from UK & would greatly appreciate your help. I had protected sex with an individual of unknown sexual status in 2007 October. I decided to get a test 1 year after this incident due to the fear of HIV. I tested... Read more »

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...have been with for 4 1/2 years) has also tested negative about 5 months ago. Well..my bf was just diagnosed with oral hairy leukoplakia! Why does he have that if we are neg? Everything I read about it also mentions HIV...I am just confused. 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, 1 Reply
...Can anyone tell me how long it takes from the first presentation of hairy leukoplakia to the time it becomes very distinct? Weeks, months, years? Also, does it become more and less visible on a daily basis? Read more »