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HIV: MOUTH PROBLEMS-WHITE PATCHES IN THE MOUTH: ORAL HAIRY LEUKOPLAKIA (OHL)

White patches in the mouth, sometimes painful, often painless, are most commonly symptoms of thrush, and less commonly symptoms of oral hairy leukoplakia. White patches along the tongue and occasionally in adjacent areas in the mouth are symptoms not only of thrush, but also of oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL). Oral hairy leukoplakia is named for [...]

HIV: ON LIVING-THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

Your attitude toward life might in fact be related to your health. A field of research studies the intricate connections between mental state, the brain, and the immune system. The field goes by two impossible names: one is neuroimmunomodulation, the other is psychoneuroimmunology. Specifically, stress seems to affect the immune system’s ability to respond to [...]