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A 24-year-old male asked:

Tested hiv( - )after 1.8 yrs of the first and 7 months of the latest exposure. smoker for 1.8 yrs . having white patches inside mouth? hiv or smoking

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop smoking, man: Please do whatever you can to break your slavery to this terrible addiction. Ask your dentist whether the white lesions need to be biopsied. You also need to stop talking and fretting about thinking you have HIV. With your history and testing, you don't. If this is an obsessive thought, ask your physician for a referral to someone who can heal the mind -- you deserve to be happy.

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Last updated Feb 3, 2015

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