... epidemic in the 80's. Out of fear, I never checked it. Years later, I mustered up the change to be tested. I was relieved to find I was negative. Around this time, I was diagnosed with oral thrush. I was given the meds to cure it. To no avail, NONE of the meds worked! Here I am twenty five years later, feeling stuck with this disgusting nuisance. I suffer HORRIBLE breath. And I am not comfortable talking because when I do, I see the person I'm communicating with pretending to rub their nose. I'm in tears! Is there ANYTHING out there that TRULY works???