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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can someone please tell me if white tongue is the same as oral thrust and also which is associated with hiv. i have had both but now after diet changes and medications i notice that my tongue still remains white. neg 3 generation hiv test at 5 months?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Oral thrush...: The white changes on your tongue could be due to oral thrush. There are many things that can cause this besides HIV-like inhaled steroids, antibiotic use, etc. First, see your doctor and see if you have oral thrush and, if you do, get it treated. Then, your doctor can figure out why you have oral thrush. HIV can cause it but there are also other possibilities. Good luck to you!

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