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Does Having Hairy Leukoplakia Means You Have Hiv
Not always: Most cases of hairy leukoplakia are reported in HIV patients and is related to ebv infection. However, it has also been reported in patients without hiv. Patients with immune compromise (post-transplant) or autoimmune problems may develop hairy leukoplakia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Not necessarily: Oral thrush can occur in healthy people, but is more common with immune deficiency, some endocrine disorders like diabetes, antibiotic treatment and HIV and cancer. Please consult this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-thrush/basics/definition/con-20022381 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: "hiv symptoms" are very non-specific. For example, weight loss, fevers, night sweats, and/or chronic diarrhea could be symptoms of hiv, but they could also be symptoms of many other conditions. People had these symptoms well before 1981, when the aids epidemic began. Don't try to self-diagnose HIV based on symptoms: get a test. ...Read more
No, but see Dr: Stdss are a cause, but there are others. Also, if your body already has been harboring a herpes infection (i.e., cold sores) stress or other resistence-lowered conditions can bring on an outbreak. Non-std causes: atopic and contact dermatitis, nonspecific vulvovaginitis, lichen planus, lichen sclerosis, seborrheic dermatitis, vitiligo, cysts, absesses. Have an exam. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: But it means you are at increased risk for several reasons. Having unprotected intercourse ever is a risk. Having a sexually transmitted infection weakens the vaginal barrier and makes it easier to get infected with hiv. Also, the partner who gave you chlamydia may have also given you hiv. Please get tested now, and repeat in 6 months. Please always use a condom. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HIV: Undetectable usually refers to the inability to detect viral RNA by pcr while on treatment for HIV disease. This lowers the risk of transmission to others, but does not eliminate it. So the answer is yes, you can be infected. Go and get tested and do not have unprotected sex with anyone. Hope you are negative and stay that way. ...Read more
Is oral hairy leukoplakia death sign of hiv? I'm scared and want to know if there is any possibility to have OHL without hiv
Probably not OHL: I think you've been reading too much information on the internet, without real understanding. Several things that can cause various marks on the tongue in addition to hairy leukoplakia. Without HIV, OHL is a minor condition. Even with HIV, it's definitely not a "death sign". HIV is rare in 19 year olds in the US. even w/ at "hi risk. See doctor or dentist, and expect a reassuring response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Positive IGG antibodies only indicates previous but not active infection. Positive IGM antibodies is indicative of active infection. ...Read more
No.: Not all people in the U.S. (and certainly not all people in the world) who are diagnosed with HIV receive therapy. Some people opt for close observation. There is literature to suggest that starting mutiple drug therapy earlier in the course of the disease helps to preserve the immune system, but some people do not tolerate certain drugs well and may want to wait for a period of time. ...Read more
No.: Some people with leukoplakia have hiv, but many patients with leukoplakia do not have hiv. Leukoplakia is not "specific for" HIV and can be seen in other clinical settings. If you are concerned that you or someone that you know might have hiv, then please get tested for hiv. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
If you have your blood tested for aids and its negative does this mean you don't have either aids or hiv?
HIV causes AIDS: There seems to be a lot of confusion about what HIV & aids are. Hiv is an infectious virus that can eventually cause the disease aids. Aids is a breakdown of the immune system and so makes people more likely to have infections and other complications. You were tested for HIV not aids; and if negative you don't have HIV & so cannot have aids. ...Read more
I have what appears to be hairy leukoplakia, but tested negative for hiv. What are other possibilities?
If you are hiv neg with low t cells, does it indicate you have a serious disease or autoimmune disorder?
Not necessarily: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual results. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about numbers alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Oral Sex ; Herpes: Herpes is transmitted from skin to skin. If you do not have herpes type two (genital herpes) and you put your mouth on infected skin then you can get herpes. A person with herpes does not have to be having an outbreak to be contagious. If there are no history of outbreaks and the infected skin is unknown (which is very common) then there is no way to tell you more about your risk. ...Read more
If you get urethritis caused by hsv, but you get no outbreaks or never have, does this mean you have Herpes?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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