Hairy leukoplakia

Hairy leukoplakia is a condition thought to be caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes virus family which is commonly found in the mouth. It was originally thought that hairy leukoplakia only ever occurred in people with HIV but there have since been cases in other people with suppressed immune systems such as organ transplant recipients.

It is not dangerous in itself, and can occur relatively early in the course of HIV infection as one of the first symptoms a person may have. However, it is a sign that the immune system is weakening and that the person may be at increased risk of other, more serious infections in the coming months.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap