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Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of someone getting hairy leukoplakia on their tongue (confirmed by biopsy) and that person not having hiv.

I have ohl and negative antibody tests and undetectable viral load tests.

If you have heard of such a thing what did the... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know when hairy leukoplakia appears if someone gets infected ? - The back of my tongue is white and,after having seen a doctor, he told me that it was not a fungal infection.
Thank you for the answer, I am very scary.

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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 worried because i also had some swollen lymph nodes and my girlfriend has had 2 yeast infections... 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 »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I developed hairy leukoplakia on one side of my tongue around chritmas time. It is still there. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long after you get this you have to go on meds. My t-cells were 450 in October. Vl undetectable w/o meds.... Read more »
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thrush or hairy leukoplakia

I keep getting white stuff in my mouth, and my doc quickly dismisses it as hairy leukoplakia (I had it before, and I have CD4 ofless than 20).When I insist that using Sporanox gets rid of most of it, he says it's both HL and thrush. It's...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If your problem resolves, albeit slowly, with irtaconazole (Sporanox), then most if not all of what you have is thrush. Your doctor can order an antifungal resistance test on an isolate that's grown from a swab of your mouth when the infection... 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 »

Question #1: Oral Hairy LeukoplakiaQuestion #2: Symptoms of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Question 1:Have you seen any documentation of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia in people with HIVprimary infection (ARS), or is this a symptom that only will be found in thelater stage of HIV and AIDS ? Question 2:Dose it exist a test for Oral Hairy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, like otheropportunistic diseases, is NOT normally seen with recent HIV infection(including Acute Viral Syndrome). In persons with HIV, it is normally seenduring advanced HIV infection,... Read more »

hairy leukoplakia

Is it possible to know when hairy leukoplakia appears when somebody is HIV+ ?Thanks....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You can usually tell if someone has hairy leukoplakia by its characteristic appearance: a white, furry plaque most often seen on the sides of the tongue that cannot be scraped off.... Read more »
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