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Is there a confidential STD testing clinic that doesn't have to report positives?

Is there a confidential STD testing clinic that doesn't have to report positives?

No: State laws require that any facility, lab, or physician that gets a positive report of certain stds report it to the state department of health. Not doing so would be a criminal offense. Std results are not reported to any individual person or organization though so they only people that would know are you, your doctor, the lab, your insurance (if used), & possibly the state health department. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. 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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Went to a clinic and they took my blood for STD testing. What STDs are they screening for?

Went to a clinic and they took my blood for STD testing. What STDs are they screening for?

Ask clinic: It would be best to ask this directly of the clinic. They may have a specific std panel that they draw. ...Read more

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I don’t have insurance, is there a way I can get STD testing for free or cheap?

I don’t have insurance, is there a way I can get STD testing for free or cheap?

Yes.: Many cities have "std clinics" that offer free or low cost testing. Planned parenthood does as well. Federally qualified health centers are low cost places to get medical care (including std testing). Usually it takes some google searching. If you wanted to bypass a clinic directly, there are numerous websites that offer std testing for about $150. (privatemdlabs.Com, stdtestexpress.Com). ...Read more

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Would my insurance cover the bill for STD testing having only to pay 15dollar co-pay?If i don't know what STD I should be looking for is there a standard STD test that covers everything?

Hard to say...: It's hard to say what your insurance will cover without knowing your plan. However, if you are concerned about std's you can also check with your local health department, in many places there are free clinics that cover these services (check http://hivtest.Cdc.Gov) there is not a single standard std test, but individual tests for hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, etc. ...Read more

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How expensive is STD testing?

How expensive is STD testing?

Cheaper than infecti: Cheaper than dealing with the outcomes from the infection. For instance - a pap smear looking for the outcomes of hpv - cancer or its precursors - may cost a couple hundred bucks. Dealing with cancer costs 10's or 100's of thousands! most insurances will cover the cost and if not, health depts and clinics offer low cost testing and care. ...Read more

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How would I be able to find a place that has free and confidential STD testing for teens?

Dept of Health: A few places to check: local department of health, call your local hospital, or look up public health clinics. Also ask any local md office for advice on where to go. ...Read more

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How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...Read more

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How long does each type of STD testing results take to come in? My bf said he was negative the same day he was tested could he be lying? Gonorrhea

How long does each type of STD testing results take to come in? My bf said he was negative the same day he was tested could he be lying? Gonorrhea

Most likely : If he went to high end clinic that does dna testing in office he could have gotten same day but probably not. If someone is positive the health dept is supposed to contact everyone they had sex with and get treated. ...Read more

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Recently just cured chlamydia. All other std testing negative. Now i have pain on both side of my hips. Could it be pid? Normal pelvic exam??

Recently just cured chlamydia. All other std testing negative. Now i have pain on both side of my hips. Could it be pid? Normal pelvic exam??

Not STD or PID: Not sure what you mean by "both side of hips". If you mean in the low abdomen near hips, recheck with your doctor/clinic about PID. Hip joint pain is definitely not PID. There is a rare problem called reactive arthritis, which can be triggered by chlamydia in genetically susceptible persons. However, RA rarely involves the hips and symptoms usually start a few weeks later. See MD if it continues. ...Read more

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I urinated 30 minutes before giving a sample for STD testing. Does this reduce effectivness of amp test?

I urinated 30 minutes before giving a sample for STD testing. Does this reduce effectivness of amp test?

No: The test for gonorrhea and chlamydia consists of a swab taken from the urethra. The test usually consists of a dna probe which is very sensitive and specific. Therefore urination does not effect its detection if the specimen is taken properly from the urethra. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections is also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more


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