A 45-year-old male asked:
Why is my tongue white with a sore (lesion) to side with what appears to be white hairy stuff growing around it. pos ebv, pos herpes, pos hep a, neg 4 gen hiv test & pcr rna after 11 months exposure. body aches all over. back pain. hiv-2 possible?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
For complete evaluation I recommend consulting both an oral surgeon and a specialist in infectious disease. I think your description matches a condition called oral hairy leukoplakia which is triggered by EBV or HIV(although your hiv testing is encouraging) Let the specialists give you the best advice. You may not need any specific treatment, only symptomatic treatment.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Answered Jul 16, 2021
Last updated Jul 16, 2021
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.