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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

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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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

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We both wanna be worry free from std's.What all tests should we take?

Go to your doctor: Schedule an visit with your doctor and undergo a pelvic exam in order to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. You can also get blood tests for hiv, hepatitis b, and syphilis. Stay up to date with your pap tests as well. ...Read more

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4 days late, virgin but fooled around with my bf. 3 negative tests. Std ?

4 days late, virgin but fooled around with my bf. 3 negative tests. Std ?

Need more Info?: I am not sure what you are asking and what symptoms you have? What does 'fooled around' mean? If you had no vaginal intercourse and no exposure to semen you cannot be pregnant. Why are you testing? There are twelve common stds. What are you worrying about? Symptoms? ...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