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How common is it to get a false positive on an std tedt

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
False Positive: No test is 100%. There will be false positives and false negatives. You can always get another test. That being said, if you both have been monogamou... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 years experience
See below: False negative & false positive results are testing errors (meaning the test results were wrong). In this case... A "false negative" result means tha... Read More
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 35 years experience
See below in details: A false negative occurs when the test is red as negative but the condition is present. He false positive occurs when the test is red as positive but t... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Prob. True Positive: Herpes type 1 is the herpes virus commonly associated with the mouth (cold sores). It can be positive without any other tests being positive. Many p... Read More
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
True positive, but: As pointed out, many adults are positive for Herpes simplex type 1 by adolescence. New IgG antibodies usually ae being produced by day 10 after exposu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: If you had testing for an std (i will assume that you mean from a culture of your cervix) then you should absolutely assume that it is a positive resu... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: No diagnostic test is perfect, but the test of std diseases are very good, rarely you get either false poivtive or flase negative. It depends not onl... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Highly unlikely,,,: This is highly unlikely. Pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition where the ovaries develop cysts because the follicles containing the egg rup... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably: Index value of 3.42 is borderline positive, borderline negative, depending lab. Probably doesn’t mean much but should be discussed in greater depth wi... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Do a blood test: Oraquick is not a diagnostic tool for HIV. Any result (positive or negative) needs to be reevaluated with a blood test for either Nucleic acids (virus... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably false pos: These are unusual test results. Almost certainly one of them is false, probably the RNA test, especially if your exposure was low risk (e.g. heterosex... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Not really related: A bartholin cyst is a mucous retention cyst localized the out vagina or just inside the labia- it is not an STD. Chlamydia requires an STD evaluation ... Read More

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