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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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If I slept with someone who slept with a hooker and I tested negative on my STD test, should I get tested a second time because the accuracy of these tests is not 100%?

If I slept with someone who slept with a hooker and I tested negative on my STD test, should I get tested a second time because the accuracy of these tests is not 100%?

STI: yes you should as there is a lapse from being exposed to and before you show any signs or symptoms it is referred to as incubation period so if you got yourself tested the very next day then it may be negative safe sex use of condoms can reduce STI'S but even with a condom on you can still get genital warts syphilis and herpes as they are spread by skin to skin contact ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of a blood STD test?

What is the accuracy of a blood STD test?

No Blood Test: The way to diagnose gonorrhea is detailed by the cdc at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.Htm. ...Read more

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How do STD tests work?

How do STD tests work?

Antibodies & antigen: Most stds will check for antibodies against the pathogen or check for the antigen itself. Some use dna tests. ...Read more

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What test is used for an STD ?

What test is used for an STD ?

Depends on the STD: Blood tests (syphilis), urine tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia), swabs with culture or dna tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes). ...Read more

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Which test to confirm oral transmitted std?

Which test to confirm oral transmitted std?

Which one?: There are a number of std's that can be orally transmitted. If you get tested, they will know what to order. ...Read more

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How many test would you have to take for all the std's?

How many test would you have to take  for all the std's?

STDs: The main test for stds is a culture of the fluid from the tip of the penis or vagina for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Other sexy transmitted diseases include hepatitis and HIV which are performed by separate the blood tests. For genital herpes it is more of a clinical diagnosis with the sickles or clear blisters that form and then a culture can be taken of that flew to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Usually not.: Consult a urologist and b tested and have any discharge examined by microscope. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Hard to say: There are more than a dozen illnesses that can pass during sex.Some are straightforward and easily detected in standard tests while others may take weeks or months to trigger changes in antibody profiles and permit detection.As long as you help your doc with details of what you thing you were exposed to, or that you're not sure, a thorough search can be done. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more