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Thrush Self-test

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Don't be a self-educated doctor, get tested!!!

Dr. Bob, I do not even know how to thank you for your encouragement to get tested. I was 110% sure that I was HIV +. I lived in a complete darkness & fear, not because of my well-being, but what if I infected my girlfriend or any previous...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Branislav,Thank you for taking the time to write in and share your story. That, in and of itself, should go a long way in helping others.Congratulations on your negative tests and your soon-to-be Ph.D. title! I would suggest you continue to be... Read more »

Oral Thrush - Dr iam begging you for your guideance

My situation is i had unprotected oral and protected vaginal with a sex worker on Dec 1,2005I have... Read more »

2nd Time (thrush main symptom)

Dear Dr. Bob,I had written once more, but did not receive a reply. As suggested, I have also... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Self-Testing Improves HIV Screening, Concerns Persist

Researchers investigated whether supervised and unsupervised testing (self-tests) increased screening, promoted earlier treatment initiation, reduced transmission, and whether these methods could be safely and inexpensively implemented worldwide.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Self-Test Raises Questions

The OraQuick rapid HIV test soon will be available over-the-counter, and health professionals are discussing its potential impact. Joan Duggan, a physician at the University of Toledo Medical Center, said, "This test is a two-edged sword. It's a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Self-Testing: The Key to Controlling the Global Epidemic

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) concluded from a systematic review of 21 worldwide studies that HIV self-testing is effective and removes social stigma that prevents people from being tested for HIV. According... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

I have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the... Read more »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 6 months since possible exposure and now I think I have thrush or geographic tounge. The problem is on the front of my tounge. Every morning when I wake up its back white lines of like white stuff. I brush it off and its a little red under... Read more »

Thrush and night sweats question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does thrush really look like? Is it very thick or just a fine coating on tongue? Is it usually raised. Is it pretty obvious when you have it? Also, would some sweating on back of neck and chest be considered night sweats or do they usually... Read more »

Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it normal for someone who could possibly be having symptomes of a recent infection (due to having sex with someone of unknown status) have a burning tong and lips due to oral thrush without having the creamy white patches? Are patches supposed... Read more »