The Approach to the Patient With HIV With Specific Symptom Complexes/Common Presentations

  • Author: Steven C. Johnson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/31/21 (What's New)


  • Oral candidiasis is an early sign of immunodeficiency in HIV infection
    • May present as pseudomembranous candidiasis, erythematous candidiasis, hyperplastic candidiasis, and angular cheilitis
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia is a white lesion typically on the side of the tongue

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Keywords: Cancer