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White Coating At Back Of Tongue

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White coating on back of tongue

Doctor I can't express enough how awesome you are. I'm sure that you get MANY similar comments but they are all well deserved.As for me I just had a question concerning a white coating on the back of me tongue. It seems that it is always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your very kind comments.There are many causes for a white tongue. The vast, vast, vast majority of cases have nothing to do with HIV. The HIV-acquisition risk for oral sex is very low. See the chapter in the archives devoted to this... Read more »

8 days after PEP and having kidney pain plus few white spots/coat on tongue

Doctor, last time you told me that the side effects of the PEP medication will "dissipate over... Read more »

coating on top back of tongue

Dr. FeinbergI'm a 43 year old male and have a white coating towards the back top of my tongue,... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Crack HIV's Coating

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine used a supercomputer from the University of Illinois to map the structure of the protein that makes up the HIV capsid (the virus's protein casing that holds its DNA). The capsid has to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ryan White Act Renewal Backed at House Hearing

At a recent House Subcommittee on Health hearing, Democratic and Republican members said they support reauthorizing the Ryan White CARE Act beyond its Sept. 30 expiration, though details still need to be negotiated. Under the draft version, Ryan... Read more »
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The HIV/AIDS Community Talks Back: Video of New York's White House ONAP Meeting

The HIV/AIDS Community Talks Back: Video of New York's White House ONAP Meeting For Olivia Ford's personal account of this ONAP meeting, click here . Part One var first = new... Read more »
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coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. Ive seen a lot a lot of people concern about having their tongues whited. They say i brush it and the next day is the same, is this hiv sympton? NO. One thing is trush that appears like white patches in your tongue and other parts, that CAN... 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 »

White Coating+sore throat+cough=ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 2 weeks today since exposure. I've been coughing and had a mild sore throat for the past week (dry cough). This morning woke up with white coating which rubbed off, but came back tonight. ARS? Read more »

white bumps on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
now i have these little white things all around the back of my tongue!!!man i'm scared !!!
thursday will be around the 25 day mark should i wait and go in for an confidential test or go see a dr now?

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