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White painless patch at the back of the tongue. HIV symptom?

Hi doc, I have this issue recently since i got sick and was looking at my mouth recently to check my throat. Problem is that i saw some white stuff at the back of my tongue that is not easy to brush off. Problem Is that i googled symptoms and got scared cause it pops up Hiv amd aids . White coating doesnt hurt or burn . Thanks in advance and yes usually i get that same stuff in morning around my tongue that is easy to brush off
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response

All that glitters are not gold. Likewise all that look like white coating of tongue not necessarily be due to HIV. In HIV two types of manifestation can occur due to immune deficiency.

1. Oral thrush: It always white deposits like cheesy material over tongue and can be wiped out.
2. Oral hairy leukoplakia: On the sides of tongue serrated lines of glistening white patch, not able to wipe out.

Other whitish lesion of tongue can occur in other than HIV conditions also can occur.
You have not told anything about your sexual activities.
If you have suspicious sexual contact have a blood work and rule out the possibility.
Otherwise it is better to consult your physician and he/she will guide you properly for further management.
Get well soon.
Dr S.Murugan
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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