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A 27-year-old male asked:

Hiv negative combo (antibody + antigen) tests at 4,6,10,13,14 weeks and pcr rna vl undetected (14 weeks) white tongue, chronic pharyngitis. am i hiv-?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
You are HIV negative: Listen, man. Stop doing this to yourself. Get to an otolaryngologist and see if you have a post-nasal drip, maybe heavy snoring without realizing it, or some actual serious illness. Try scraping the stuff off your tongue with a piece of dental floss; if it's still white patches, ask your dentist's opinion also. But please get over these HIV fears. Maybe even be thankful for having shared love.
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