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Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

False Positive test: HsV 1 (cold sores on the mouth) blood tests cross react with HSV 2 ( genital herpes) blood tests. Leading to false positive tests and mental anguish . Herpes cultures can only be done when you have a active genital herpes outbreak. Not screening. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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How conclusive is an STD and HIV test including RNA at 5 months?

How conclusive is an STD and HIV test including RNA at 5 months?

Very accurate, but: depends on where the tests were done. If from at an approved US Laboratory, then it will be almost conclusive. ...Read more

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How accurate are at home STD tests like blood testing for syphillis and herpes?

How accurate are at home STD tests like blood testing for syphillis and herpes?

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

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How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

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

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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?

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

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Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?

Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?

Not necessarily: If the person just acquired the infection, she or he may be carrying the virus that will not be detected by either antibody or antigen tests. Testing for viral nucleic acid is the earliest way to detect HIV infection. ...Read more

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Can a monogamous and std/hiv tested (healthy and clean) couple contract hiv if they engage in unprotected sex?

Can a monogamous and std/hiv tested (healthy and clean) couple contract hiv if they engage in unprotected sex?

Not from sex: HIV can only be transmitted sexually when one of the people involved is a carrier of the virus. If neither of you are HIV positive and have no other partners then you can not contract HIV from intercourse with that person. ...Read more

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Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

No: No, unless you have a history of herpes or lesions that look suspicious. Sometimes a pap smear can see cells that look suspicious for herpes which may then prompt a recommendation to actually do a specific test for herpes during a subsequent office visit. ...Read more

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13Days after sex if i test for a 10 panel STD test of chlamydia gonorea syphilis etc will test results be acurate ?

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

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Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

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 more

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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.

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.

No HIV risk: There is no HIV risk from saliva to the penis in oral sex. As the receptive partner you will not get hiv. But, you tested and, as expected, the test was negative. You did everything right. Go live your life. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an HIV p24 antigen, HIV antibody, and HIV PCR accurate 5 weeks after exposure?

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

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Need a HIV test and other tests. New partner gave me symptoms of stis?

Need a HIV test and other tests. New partner gave me symptoms of stis?

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

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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?

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?

Not yet: It may not be a yeast infection. See your gyn provider to check for other types of vaginitis. Bacterial vaginosis is another common vaginal issue and it won't respond to treatments for yeast. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hiv has many types and subtypes.so can an HIV DNA PCR test after 21 days of possible exposure rule out HIV completely?

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

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more