Can I have oral hairy leukoplakia without hiv?

Yes. Hairy leukoplakia is often seen in association with HIV infection but it is not specific vfor HIV. Get checked for both.

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Can one be infected by another person with the epstein-barr virus (oral hairy leukoplakia) without without being infected with hiv? Thank you

Viral Infections. I may be missing the point of your question and apologize if i am. But, these are two separate viruses with two separate ways of becoming infected. They are in no way related. There is no link between the infections. Now. Ebv or mono is often a disease of teenagers and others leading to severe fatigue. It takes some time to heal after infection. If ii missed the point please ask again. 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

Listen buddy. Please forgive my frankness. Oral hairy leukoplakia is uncommon even in HIV infection, and you would have to have had HIV for at least a couple of years. You'd also have other evidence you were sick. Plus, HIV is anything but a death sentence nowadays. This morbid thinking is unworthy of a man who's almost through his teens and soon to be an adult. Your physician can help you get back into control. Read more...
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 more...

Would smooth oral hairy leukoplakia (unconfirmed) appear 4 months after possible HIV exposure? Perio said looked like regular leukoplakia. Scared.

Biopsy it. Any lesion is best diagnosed with an actual biopsy and not a visual guess. Then you know exactly what you have and what precautions or treatment is indicated. Don't be scared, just have it biopsied. Personally, i think it's better to know than to worry about possibilities. If your periodontist doesn't want to have it biopsied, ask why and consider seeing an oral surgeon for a second opinion. Read more...
Leukoplakia=Unknown. Leukoplakia is a clinical description of a "white" tissue--not a diagnosis. Leukoplakia is common after exposure to several viruses. See your dentist for a biopsy and diagnosis. Read more...

Someone with ms, can the symptom of HIV infection show up the next day of being infected and oral hairy leukoplakia 4 days later?

Not really. You do not give information regarding the status of your ms, and no specific ms medication is noted. Therefore, i doubt you were immune-suppressed. Hiv infections develop over a period of weeks, even months, and, results of an infection would certainly not be apparent 4 days later. If you leukoplakia was related, means infection was already present. See infectious disease specialist. Read more...
HIV is hard to Get. First, the scenario you describe is impossible. Hiv infection takes at least 21 days to be spread through the body and then years before there is enough immune destruction to cause disease. There is 100% absolutely no way that HIV is causing the symptoms you describe days after exposure. Read more...

What could the cause of my oral hairy leukoplakia?

EBV. Hairy leukoplakia is associated with epstein-barr viral infection. In many cases the patient has a defect in their immune system. Read more...
Concerns. Oral hairy leukoplakia can be associated with the epstein-barr virus, and is a common finding in patients with hiv. The lateral border of the tongue affected most commonly. Have an HIV test. There are other "hairy tongue" diseases, so rule out oral cancer, yeast infection as well. Read more...

What are the early stages of oral hairy leukoplakia?

See a doctor. See a physician who is familiar with your condition or a dentist who specializes in oral medicine. Read more...
Hairy leukoplakia. Hairy leukoplakia is a white patch that develops on the tongue or inside of the mouth that cannot be wiped away. It is called "hairy" because it is fuzzy looking, having folds or ridges. It is often mistaken for oral thrush hairy leukoplakia is usually seen in people with depressed immune systems such as hiv/aids. Read more...

Can you get oral hairy leukoplakia from kissing?

Yes Can get. Possible seen in HIV infection , mononucleosis ( Epstein Bar Virus ) is not premalignant , like the leukoplakia as seen smokers . Read more...
Unlikely. Hairy Leukoplakia is not contagious. This condition is rarely seen in patients not infected with HIV. If concerned, see your PCP for consultation. Read more...

Expert opinions? Which is the difference between oral lichen planus of the tongue and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?

Hairy Leukoplakia. Is caused by the epstein barr virus and is seen in people with hiv. It is a variant of leukoplakia. Lp has no cure and is poorly understood. It may resolve on its own and the cause is unknown. Read more...