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Free Hiv And Std Testing
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Took following tests:
Hiv (1&2 quali)
Hbsag rapid screening
All negative/non reactive. Does this cover herpes? All other std?
Home tests: I have not heard of those tests being reliable or not so it is best to see your healthcare worker for testing. ...Read more
Big difference: Hiv is the virus that can cause aids. Std is any sexually transmitted disease, which includes hiv/aids. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis are a few of the std's commonly tested for. So it depends on what your doctor was testing for and what your doctor thought you are at risk for. ...Read more
I had exposure with prostitute.I called her and check HIV antibody test and duo test.Both negative.Advice for pep and is follow up testing need?
You're good: Hiv is a wimpy virus and hard to catch, especially by a man from a woman providing oral or vaginal sex. With follow-up labs negative after a reasonable time, you can stop worrying. An escort of some quality in the developed world is usually hiv-negative, but remember you can catch other things. Please use barrier protection if you plan to do this sort of thing again. ...Read more
Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?
Can a monogamous and std/hiv tested (healthy and clean) couple contract hiv if they engage in unprotected sex?
Do follow up testing need for exposure person after pep if the source person is HIV rapid test and HIV duo test negative?
13Days after sex if i test for a 10 panel STD test of chlamydia gonorea syphilis etc will test results be acurate ?
No.: How will you be testing for these agents? Some require culture, some depend on antibody production, some use DNA technology. Tests dependent on antibody production are not likely to turn positive in two weeks. It would be preferable to see your doctor for the correct choice of tests. ...Read more
Depends.: In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds. But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protected sex with csw, unprotected recptive oral. What is the risk of hiv? I tested neg for syph, chla, & ghon. 28 day hiv-1 RNA test neg.
Is it possible to have an HIV p24 antigen, HIV antibody, and HIV PCR accurate 5 weeks after exposure?
Yes in part: The tests that detect actual HIV virus, such a the HIV viral load (pcr), will likely be positive 5 weeks after an exposure that results in transmission of hiv. The HIV antibody test may still be undetectable. So, if you are very worried about acute hiv, it is very important to discuss with your health provider so they do the right tests. ...Read more
Yes: Visit your local health department, an aids treatment center or your pcp and get yourself tested. If you have become infected with any of numerous stds, particularly hiv, initiation of appropriate therapy and establishment of a management plan will be essential to your future health. ...Read more
Is two weeks after sex encounter good enough for test results to be accurate on STD panel of chlamydia herpes syphilis etc?
Prone to vag yeast infections. No diabetes. Tested HIV w oraquick at nonprof aids org, negative. Should i get tested for HIV again at actual doctor?
Had Hep A when small. Would that delay seroconversion? Negative 4gen and PCR HIV at 5 months, including Hep B, and C and other STDs. No more testing?
No need for more: Having hepatitis A as a child will not affect the test results you had done. If HIV and hepatitis test are negative by PCR at five months after exposure, there is no need to test more. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Hiv has many types and subtypes.so can an HIV DNA PCR test after 21 days of possible exposure rule out HIV completely?
HIV testing: Certainly possible exposure to HIV is worrisome. Rest assured however that HIV testing is extremely good. The standard PCR test is used when a patient might be in the "window period"- that is between the time from infection until an antibody response is registered by the body. Your doc ordered the right test & u can breathe a sigh of relief. Please be careful next time tho-- this & other STDs suck ...Read more
Are tests results accurate for chlamydia and gonorrhea amd syphilis after 10 days of possible infection??
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
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more