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When you have blood drawn can they determine if you have any type of sexual diseases like genital herpes, hiv, STD etc?

When you have blood drawn can they determine if you have any type of sexual diseases like genital herpes, hiv, STD etc?

Yes, if asked for.: Blood tests can determine several sexual diseases after a period of time after exposure, like syphilis, hiv, herpes, and hepatitis b. It is not the only way for many of them. Syphilis can be found out by swabbing affected areas, as can herpes which can even be diagnosed visually. But gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed by culture and urinalysis. Hpv is determined by pap smear and biopsy. ...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 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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Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?

Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?

Unlikely method: Hpv virus need body to body contact, unlikely to survive on soap, and body wash bottle, using wet towel immediately may be. ...Read more

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Std tests or genital herpes. If I had to pick one which should it be?

Std tests or genital herpes. If I had to pick one which should it be?

Unclear question: Genital herpes is one of the stds. There is nothing you choose between these. If you are concerned about std, see your doctor for an examination and blood and urine tests, and may be pap smear, if warranted. ...Read more

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How soon after coming into contact with genital herpes can you get tested for that std?

How soon after coming into contact with genital herpes can you get tested for that std?

Herpes: Patient is always at risk of sheeding even if asymptomatic. Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days. The only way to avoid std is by abstinence. Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom. May need to repeat testing in 6 weeks, 3 months, or 6 months depends on what you have, assuming no more exposure. ...Read more

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Best genital herpes test? And is there like a test for all STDs together?

Best genital herpes test? And is there like a test for all STDs together?

Depends on situation: If fresh blisters/sores, best is PCR test for the virus, or culture if PCR not available. If no current symptoms/outbreak, a type-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) blood test. From either, it's crucial to learn HSV type, since genital HSV1 is very different than HSV2. Never request or accept an HSV IgM test (see comment to follow). Each STD must be tested separately; there is no single test. ...Read more

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Std possibility that seems impossible. I have what appears to be genital herpes although the circumstances required to have obtained it are implausible. I've been in three sexual relationships, all committed, all months apart. My current relationship is 1

Not implausible...: Dr. Engrav is correct, i.e. be certain the diagnosis is accurate. Assuming it is, there's still nothing "implausible" in this situation. Genital herpes is often acquired or first diagnosed in mutually committed relationships, often only after years of regular unprotected sex. You could have had it a long time, without symptoms until recently. Or one of your partners was unknowingly infected. ...Read more

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Angiokeratomas : is it a std that is not curable and will always come back such as genital herpes or genital warts?

Angiokeratomas : is it a std that is not curable and will always come back such as genital herpes or genital warts?

Not an STD, harmless: Angiokeratoma is not an STD and has nothing to do with sex. (The large majority of skin problems of the genital area are not STDs.) Antiokeratomas may recur, but it's not a serious health problem. Discuss it with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where I get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters I was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te

Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where I get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters I was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te

It: It is possible that one of you were carrying the virus for an extended period of time. It does not necessarily mean anyone is cheating. I am so sorry that this is happening for you but there is safe effective treatment. Please have your boyfriend go get checked also. And if your depression is continuing then please also arrange counseling for that. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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My husband gave me genital herpes through a canker sore--but his STD test came back negative for hsv1? Why is that? I have only had one sexual partner: my husband. I contracted genital herpes because he had a canker sore in his mouth and performed oral se

My husband gave me genital herpes through a canker sore--but his STD test came back negative for hsv1? Why is that? I have only had one sexual partner: my husband. I contracted genital herpes because he had a canker sore in his mouth and performed oral se

Test failure: The tests for viral presence and accurate identification (hsv-1 and hsv-2) are not 100% accurate. They tend to look for antibodies for the particular virus, which may not have yet been detectable when the test was performed. A re-test with one of the newer screening tests is advisable. ...Read more

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Aside from herpes, what conditions/std's can cause sores in the genital/anal area?

Aside from herpes, what conditions/std's can cause sores in the genital/anal area?

Many: Fungus, vaginosis like gardenella, chlamydia, gonorrhea, any irritant that produce pruritus, in general, any inflammation or infection of the vagina. Also trichomonas. ...Read more

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Can other STDs cause genital sores that burn, itch, pinch or hurt besides herpes?

Can other STDs cause genital sores that burn, itch, pinch or hurt besides herpes?

Yes: There are several stds and other inflammatory conditions of the genitalia that may produce lesions similar to what you are describing. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe genital itching. It's not herpes 2 I do not have any blisters. I'm tested positive for herpes 1.I'm not sure what other STD can it?

I suffer from severe genital itching. It's not herpes 2 I do not have any blisters. I'm tested positive for herpes 1.I'm not sure what other STD can it?

Genital itching: Severe genital itching may be due to excessive dryness or reaction to clothing, detergents, yeast infection or other dermatelogical conditions like lichen sclerosis and atrophicus. Perhaps having a consultation with a dermatologist would shed light on your symptom and would yield a diagnosis and effective treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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How serious of an STD is herpes nowadays? I recently found out that as many as 90% of americans have been exposed to HSV type 1 (oral or genital), and that doctors don't routinely test for it even with a "full" STD screen. It seems like doctors consider h

How serious of an STD is herpes nowadays? I recently found out that as many as 90% of americans have been exposed to HSV type 1 (oral or genital), and that doctors don't routinely test for it even with a "full" STD screen. It seems like doctors consider h

Usually not serious: It's more like 50% of adult Americans who have HSV1, moslty oral but often genital. HSV2 genital herpes is more important: more outbreaks and much more sexual transmission than HSV1. Most of the seriousness of herpes is psychological: sense of contamination & fear of transmission. Routine testing for HSV is controversial: HSV1 is so common and usually not an STD, and HSV2 tests can be misleading. ...Read more

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For yrs I been have a bump or lymp node on the my vagina. My STDs test are clear. I thought I had herpes or genital warts. But my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex over a yr he don't have no bump. Help.

For yrs I been have a bump or lymp node on the my vagina. My STDs test are clear. I thought I had herpes or genital warts. But my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex over a yr he don't have no bump. Help.

See an OB/GYN: Get this examined so that you will know what it is. It is obviously concerning you enough so that an exam would be appropriate. Suspect it is nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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When a finger (s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?

When a finger (s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?

Not usually: Genital Herpes has a predilection for the genitals and does not manifest itself on a finger. So unless you touched the finger to your genitals or mouth, it should not effect your finger. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of genital herpes?

Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more

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What can be signs of genital herpes?

Sores or cuts: Usually will appear as open cuts or sores. Any questions, please see your doctor. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more