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Who Is At Risk For Geographic Tongue

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Geographic tongue & HIV

Hello, My partner has geograpic tongue and everytime saliva is exchanged in excess my stomach gets upset. I understan GT is a type of fungus or bacteria, i think he transmits it to me making me ill and due to my positive status it worries me. What...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In itself, geographuc tongue does not carry any specific risk for the transmission of HIV. It is really an open sore comong into contact with another open sore in your mouth that would carry the risk of transmission. Apart from this, if contact... Read more »

Geographic Tongue and more

I just wrote you and got bounced off line don't know if it went through. If it did please... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social and Geographic Distance in HIV Risk

In the current study, the authors examined the relationship between social distance (measured as the geodesic, or shortest distance, between two people in a connected network) and geographic distance (the actual distance between them in kilometers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Geographic Differences in HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos -- 46 States and Puerto Rico, 2010

Table of Contents Introduction New Diagnoses of HIV Infection Prevalence Rate of Diagnosed HIV Infection Editorial Note Acknowledgment References TABLE 1. Estimated Number* and Percentage of New Diagnoses of HIV Infection Among... Read more »
TheBody.com

Tongue and Tonsil Cancers May Be Linked to Early Sexual Habits, Research Suggests

Oral sex may be extremely common among people in the U.S. who consider it a "low-risk" activity. But oral sex may be riskier than many think -- and, no, we're not talking about HIV. We're talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Acculturation on Utilization of HIV Prevention Services and Access to Care Among an at-Risk Hispanic Population

In 2006, Hispanics constituted 14 percent of the US population but 22 percent of new HIV/AIDS cases. In addition, 32 percent of Hispanics who test HIV-positive are diagnosed with AIDS only one month later. Compared with non-Hispanic whites,... Read more »
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Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have white patches on my tounge only mostly near the tip and sides in front. They seem to be like craters with white borders. My tounge also burns really bad. There are also a few tiny little red spots that hurt too. Does this sound like thrush or... Read more »

geographic tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, all. So, I have geographic tongue which seems to be a benign condition. However, I read on the Johns Hopkins site that geographic tongue is an unusual form of psoriasis that is more commonly seen in HIV positive people. I tested neg. at... Read more »

Geographic Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
This is geographic tongue
Is anyone here with either HIV or just severe stress having a problem with this
http://www.usc.edu/hsc/dental/opath/Cards/GeographicTongue.html
I have this along with some other symptoms
Thank You

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GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE - Check it out!

Posted by Anonymous
As soon as the first Dr. told me I had geographic tongue, I looked it up on the web......This site has pictures to prove it........Check it out and let me know what you think. Looks exactly like what I have in my mouth.......

http://www.usc.edu/hsc/de... Read more »