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I've been tested for gonorrhea, herpes and HIV and the results came back negative. I'm wondering how would I get rid of peeling skin on my penis?

I've been tested for gonorrhea, herpes and HIV and the results came back negative. I'm wondering how would I get rid of peeling skin on my penis?

Not an STD: Welcome to HealthTap. Thanks for your question. None of these STDs (nor any other) cause "peeling skin". Even if one of your STD tests had been positive, it would not explain this symptom. Any number of non-STD skin conditions could be possible. See a clinic or doctor for professional evaluation. Stay relaxed in the meantime; probably it isn't serious. ...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


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Exactly 7 days after unprotected intercourse got tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphillis, hiv. Will all tests be accurate? My doc said yes

Exactly 7 days after unprotected intercourse got tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphillis, hiv. Will all tests be accurate? My doc said yes

Yes, it's fine, but: Yes, the tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes and syphilis is probably accurate as there is 7 days between possible exposure to when the test is done. With HIV, however, it may be too soon to detect if this unprotected intercourse exposure could lead to HIV infection. It may take up to several weeks (usually within 2-8 weeks (but sometimes up to 12 wks)) before an HIV test may turn positive. ...Read more

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If a person has STD like gonorrhea, or syphlis or herpes, does it mean he/she is near to death?

If a person has STD like gonorrhea, or syphlis or herpes, does it mean he/she is near to death?

No: But these are potentially serious medical conditions that need to be treated promptly for the best long term outcome. ...Read more

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If you've been tested for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can you still have herpes or warts?

If you've been tested for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can you still have herpes or warts?

Yes, of course: Each STD has its own specific tests. Of course it is possible to have herpes or HPV without having positive tests for those other infections. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am currently fighting an infection (such as herpes or gonorrhea), would that show up in a cbc?

Can you tell me if I am currently fighting an infection (such as herpes or gonorrhea), would that show up in a cbc?

Probably not: The CBC is likely to be normal until the gonorrhea gets into your bloodstream -- which hopefully it won't. Herpes won't show on CBC. The most valuable examination, by far, is still the history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Can you have both genital herpes and gonorrhea?

Can you have both genital herpes and gonorrhea?

Yes: If you are having intercourse especially without the use of a condom, you are susceptible to any sexually transmitted disease. It is not unheard of to have diseases occur at the same time. ...Read more

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I'm having intense burning during intercourse. I was given Flagyl a week ago and symptoms are still present. I have had herpes and recent gonorrhea.

I'm having intense burning during intercourse. I was given Flagyl a week ago and symptoms are still present. I have had herpes and recent gonorrhea.

Repeat Culturesx: With all that has been reported one should temporarily refrain from sex and be re-cultured. A urinalysis and vaginal/cervical culture should be performed followed by repeat treatment. Temporary abstinence will allow the tissue to heal. Condoms may be appropriate afterwards to avoid repeat infection or spreading of the STD's. Good luck and be safe. ...Read more

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My friend has a sore or something on his lip. He said he has herpes or gonorrhea, but I don't thing it's that serious. What is it?

My friend has a sore or something on his lip. He said he has herpes or gonorrhea, but I don't thing it's that serious. What is it?

Cold sore: A cold sore is the same as an oral herpes infection. They're generally benign and resolve within 8-14 days. A cold sore is infectious and can be transmitted to another person. Once a person is infected, the virus will remain in the body and the person may get a cold sore in the same spot every so often. ...Read more

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Can you get aids, herpes, hiv, gonnorhea, and the clap at the same time?

Yes.: Hiv, herpes simplex virus, and gonorrhea are all sexually transmitted diseases. It is possible for one person to have more than one std at a given time. It also possible to spread more than one disease at a time during a sexual contact. The risks of acquiring and of spreading stds are greatly reduced with use of condoms and spermicidal lubricants together. Always use condoms. ...Read more

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My dauhgter just found out she has genital herpes and was told today now she has clap this is the only partner she's had he's black and denies ever know?

My dauhgter just found out she has genital herpes and was told today now she has clap this is the only partner she's had he's black and denies ever know?

STDs: Sexually transmitted diseases often travel together. The good news is that gonorrhea or the clap can be treated and go away. Herpes is often reoccurs and requires repeat treatment and often continuous therapy. Make sure she is tested for Clamydia, HIV and syphilis. She needs to be counseled to protect herself from pregnancy and diseases. All the best and so sorry. ...Read more

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I am 25yr old female and was infected with gonnorhea twice and I have genital herpes, am I at risk for blocked fallopian tubes?

I am 25yr old female and was infected with gonnorhea twice and I have genital herpes, am I at risk for blocked fallopian tubes?

Yep, AND P.I.D.: The more STD's you get, the greater chance for sterility and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or P.I.D. One of the best treatments to prevent this is by placing an Aspirin firmly between your knees and squeeze it there when on a date. ...Read more

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I had a blood test for HIV, syphillis and gonerrhea and the results were negative, would they report herpes if it was found in the blood stream?

I had a blood test for HIV, syphillis and gonerrhea and the results were negative, would they report herpes if it was found in the blood stream?

Was test ordered?: The laboratory would not have tested for herpes, if the test was not ordered. Had it been tested for the lab would have reported the results. ...Read more

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I got tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia thru urine n swab tests n herpes through gg 2 test. All came –ve. Can take it as conclusive.? I have no symtom

I got tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia thru urine n swab tests n herpes through gg 2 test. All came –ve. Can take it as conclusive.? I have no symtom

Likely: Your question had some spellings and symbols that I couldn't exactly understand. But if you're stating that you had a negative gonorrhea/chlamydia urine test, and a negative blood sample igg herpes test, and you have no symptoms, then, yes, likely you are negative. Herpes igg tests are not always conclusive if you've just been in contact with someone with herpes. Retest in 4-6 months. ...Read more

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1 sex partner. After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative? Fishy odor due to herpes?

Bacterial vaginosis: The fishy odor is usually due to an infection that is a mixture of many different bacteria, the common name is bacterial vaginosis, also call it bv. The causes are many, bringing bacteria from the rectum to the vagina. It is not classified as a std, but it can be transferred from one partner to the other. Women can develop this with out being sexually active, hence not a true std. ...Read more

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How did I get gonorrhea?

How did I get gonorrhea?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gonorrhea?

What are the tests for gonorrhea?

Various tests: The easiest and most commonly used tests are nucleic acid amplification tests (naats), which can be performed on urine, rectal swabs, vaginal swabs, and throat swabs. There are also nucleic acid hybridization tests (dna probes), which use the same specimens. You can also culture the organism directly, which helps if you're worried about antibiotic resistance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Variable: Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic. Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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How is gonorrhea typically treated?

Antibiotics: Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics. Oral antibiotics will usually work, but in severe cases a shot or even IV treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Often none at all: Nearly half of women with gonorrhea have no symptoms at all. When symptoms occur, the most common is increased vaginal discharge. Less often are painful urination, spotting between periods or after sex, or pain in the lower abdoman, sometimes with fever. In men, usually pus dripping from the penis and painful urination. If gonorrhea suspected, you and sex partner (s) must see doctor for exam & Rx. ...Read more

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How is gonorrhea in the body treated?

How is gonorrhea in the body treated?

Ceftriaxone: Because of drug resistance to oral antibiotics, gonorrhea is usually treated with a shot of ceftriaxone. Let's hope it doesn't become resistant to that! ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are all the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Pain, discharge: In men, the classic symptoms are burning with urination and the presence of a greenish-yellow urethral discharge. ...Read more

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How would I know that gonorrhea is gone?

How would I know that gonorrhea is gone?

Gonorrhea treatment: Assuming urethral infection, you probably had discharge from your penis, often with pain or discomfort when passing urine. Treated with antibiotics, right? Once all symptoms are gone, you are been cured. But if any doubt, e.g. mild symptoms, have a repeat test. Also, everyone with gonorrhea should be retested about 3 months later. Make sure all partner (s) have been treated. ...Read more

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How should I keep from getting gonorrhea?

Condoms/ abstinence: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection passed through fluid transmission. The only way to be 100% safe is to avoid vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. Condoms are very effective in decreasing risk by blocking fluid transmission from one person to the other. You can not catch gonorrhea through casual contact. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are the signs or symptoms of gonorrhea?

GC Sxs: Sxs in a male can include: pain with urination, burning or itching from the interior of the penis, swollen testicles which can also be painful & yellowish to greenish penile discharge. Sxs in a female can include: vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, pain during with sexual intercourse, irregular bleeding (especially after sexual intercourse) & burning/pain with urination. Other sxs can include >>. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more