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Do I go to a health clinic to get tested for genital warts, stds?

Do I go to a health clinic to get tested for genital warts, stds?

Good place to start: It depends upon the capability and resources available at any given health department. At the least, the health department should be able to know where you can go to receive treatment so they would be an excellent resource for information regarding your question. ...Read more

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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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Do you know any free clinics I can go to get confidential std, HIV testing?

Do you know any free clinics I can go to get confidential std, HIV testing?

Health Department: Contact your local county health department. Most offer cheap- to free- confidential std testing as a public health measure. You can find the number online or in the local directory. Call first as you may need an appoitment. ...Read more

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How could planned parenthood give STD test results?

How could planned parenthood give STD test results?

Unclear question: If you visit planned parenthood and request a test for stds, they may accommodate you if you agree to be tested, usually by testing urine, blood and pap smear. ...Read more

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Where should someone go to get tested for std?

Your Doctor: You can probably get tested at your primary care provider's office. You should be able to talk with your doctor about any concerns- even STD ones or sexual ones. Simple lab tests can check for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV and your doctor can explain the results to you. If not available, check out a health dept clinic or Planned Parenthood. Doctors have heard it all, so don't be embarrassed. ...Read more

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Is planned parenthood a teen sexual health clinic?

Is planned parenthood a teen sexual health clinic?

At times: Planned parenthood is a generalized substitute for gynecologic and general health care for women. Most of their efforts are in pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer detection and birth control. A few other areas of interest like pregnancy termination, a small percentage of their total efforts, have been a target of politically inspired demagogues. Female teen sexual health is addresed there. ...Read more

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How can you find local abortion clinics?

How can you find local abortion clinics?

Planned Parenthood: Women seeking an abortion may want to contact Planned Parenthood. If there is not Planned Parenthood near where you live, they may know a facility near you that does perform abortions. ...Read more

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Can I go to urgent care for an STD screening?

Can I go to urgent care for an STD screening?

ShOULD BE ABLE TO: Most should be able to do that, you are better off going to a board certified gyn as that is their specialty and if something is not not normal they can do better followup in my opinion. ...Read more

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Partner's penis didn't "look" right, clinic wouldn't test for herpes without an outbreak, places i can go for accurate results?

Partner's penis didn't "look" right, clinic wouldn't test for herpes without an outbreak, places i can go for accurate results?

Herpes Testing: Herpes testing is best done by a blood test. Any good std clinic, any primary care clinic can do this for their patients. This is not a test done at the emergency room or urgent care center, . ...Read more

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How does family planning clinic test for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Pap smear: All women are tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia when a pap smear is done. Family planning clinics often do this routinely. ...Read more

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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

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Suggestions for uninsured 32yo woman to work through health phobias at home? Books, audio, internet sites? Out of work, no money to see counselor :-(

Suggestions for uninsured 32yo woman to work through health phobias at home? Books, audio, internet sites? Out of work, no money to see counselor :-(

Resources: Books on cognitive-behavioral therapy by aaron beck or david burns, specifically to treat phobias and anxiety disorders. You need grounding in the cognitive model to understand your thinking, feeling and avoidant behavior better. Browse for titles on amazon then go to the library or bookstore for reading. ...Read more

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How do they test for vaginal infection at planned parenthood?

How do they test for vaginal infection at planned parenthood?

Same as everywhere: Planned parenthood is staffed by doctors and nurses. The same procedures and tests you would get at a hospital or an office you can get there. Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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Do you get tested for endometriosis at the hospital or gynecologist office?

Hospital: Surgery is the only way to diagnose endometriosis, period. Surgery is usually outpatient. Ultrasound, blood tests, imaging studies, may be helpful but they do not make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of dr tests throat for stds? Obgyn, pcp, ent, planned parenthood all say they don't do this...

What kind of dr tests throat for stds? Obgyn, pcp, ent, planned parenthood all say they don't do this...

Gonorrhea only: Even after oral sex exposure, throat STDs are uncommon and the only one that normally requires possible testing is gonorrhea. Chlamydia rarely infects the throat; and viral STDs (HPV, herpes, etc) are not normally tested unless there are symptoms. Any doctor or clinic can collect a gonorrhea throat culture. If these various docs still say no, see a health dept STD clinic for expert advice. ...Read more

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Can you get a STD check from your local hospital?

Can you get a STD check from your local hospital?

Cost an issue: You can get std testing at most hospital er but more than likely you will need to go to an 'urgent care' facility as this is not an true emergency. This can run up to quite a bill for the tests, cultures and treatment. Free testing and care is frequently done at the local board of health clinic. Anyone with a concern for a std should as well be tested for hiv. (frequently anonymous testing). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more