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Negative results with oral thrush

I've had an on-going case of minor to moderate oral thrush on the tongue. It's nowhere else in the mouth. Just the tongue. I read that most commonly, adults with thrush get it because they have a weakened immune system, with one obvious cause for that being HIV/AIDS. Now, I was last tested negative at the at the very least 21 weeks. Is it possible I do have a weakened immune system and maybe because of that, no HIV showed up on the test? Or is this being caused by something else? I will (shamefully) admit, for a while, I had gone with not-so-good oral hygiene, so maybe that's it? Of course I've also read a diet high in sugars can cause it as well. But once I read a common cause of thrush being a weak immune system, I couldn't help but think HIV and my test just wasn't accurate.
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If you tested negative at 21 weeks post-exposure then your  100% hiv negative and the oral thrush is related to something else.You don,t have hiv.Relax.
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480448 tn?1426952138
First of all, thrush needs to be diagnosed by a medical professional, you can't assume you have it.  Secondly, there are MANY causes for thrush, one being poor oral hygiene.  You have a conclusively negative HIV test, you don't have HIV.

See your doctor for an assessment of your oral symptoms.  If it is thrush, it requires treatment.
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186166 tn?1385262982
CLEARLY...by looking at your posts over the last couple of years...you have some kind of health anxiety going on.   time to seek help from a mental health professional.
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Oral thrush can be caused by stress. I was in hospital for a neck injury a few years back and developed oral thrush. The Doc says I got it due to extreme anxiety, ultimately lowering my immune system.
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