|Thrush, but testing negative???
Jan 7, 1999
Several months ago, I noticed that my tongue had a whitish coating more thick and concentrated at the back near the large taste buds. What scares me to death is that I have tested repeatedly for 15 months after a very risky exposure. Tests included HIV I/II @ 2/5 months, HIV I/II & P24 Antigen @ 3, 4.5 & 6 months, HIV I Home Access @ 8, 9, 10.5, 13 & 15 months post exposure - all negative. But still this nasty white coating! I find myself looking at other peoples' tongues to see if a white coating is normal and I honestly don't know if maybe I have always had this condition. Mainly my question is this, could someone experience THRUSH at say a year after exposure, but still test negative on antibody tests for as long as 15 months? When can I stop testing? Do you think this would warrant a PCR test. Isn't it true that some people never develop detectible antibodies that could be picked up by the tests I've mentioned. Please, please respond. Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
You do not need any further HIV tests. You have ruled out HIV infection. I would consult your physician to determine what exactly is on your tongue. MH
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