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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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


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Urinated about 30 minutes before taking an aptima combo2 urine test for stds, also urinated into the cup midstream. Could that change the results?

Urinated about 30 minutes before taking an aptima combo2 urine test for stds, also urinated into the cup midstream. Could that change the results?

First morning urine: It is most accurate to get the first urine of the morning for the most accurate results. This could possibly change results otherwise if urine is dilute/"watered down". ...Read more

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I was tested via blood test for STDs and was told I tested positive for herpes exposure and that I have the antibodies in my blood but that I don t have herpes I am so confused do I have herpes?

I was tested via blood test for STDs and was told I tested positive for herpes exposure and that I have the antibodies in my blood but that I don t have herpes I am so confused do I have herpes?

Correlate: A pathologist's perspective: herpes simplex 1 generally affects the lips and mouth and most people are positive, simplex 2 the genitals, there's variability. The antibody tests are famously unreliable and often mistake one for the other. If you are not symptomatic, consider ignoring these results unless your physician tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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Had testicle pain. Took antibiotics, but doctor didn't test for STDs until 13 days later. Test was negative, but is it valid? Am married. Test again?

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Had testicle pain. Took antibiotics, but doctor didn't test for STDs until 13 days later. Test was negative, but is it valid? Am married. Test again?

Here are some...: Without detailed history stressing the onset, degree, duration, interval, progression, evolution, and the sequence of events on all related symptoms, it is hard to tell if testicular pain is related to STD or just the disorders of local muscles, joints, or nerves. To deepen investigation to verify what it may be, follow suggestions in articles on http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best.... ...Read more

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Can you test for stds while treating yeast infection?

Can you test for stds while treating yeast infection?

Yes: Fungal treatment should have no effect on the testing for STD. Good luck! ...Read more

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What tests can I take for checking for STDs?

What tests can I take for checking for STDs?

Recommend: That you see your physician or an STD clinic rather than ordering individual tests on-line. It is usually best to initially test broadly rather than for one specific STD. ...Read more

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If my husband tests negative for stds, how could I get 1?

If my husband tests negative for stds, how could I get 1?

Who knows?: Being negative for stds on testing still does not guarantee for 100% saying no stds because all the tests have their false positive or negative result. Furthermore, many men and women are asymptomatic carriers notably for hpv, herpes, chlamydia, etc. In real life, we have to keep up good health to win the war against bacteria, yeasts, virus as much as we can through practicing healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What kind of tests are sure and can be done at home? I've spotted a lot of STDs test from home. Is there something else too?

More specific: It is not clear exactly what you are asking here. If you are asking about STD testing then some countries have home tests available. The quality may vary. A better approach is to see a doctor and have STD testing done there. This will be more reliable. ...Read more

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I just got tested for all STDs after a month from exposure. Everything came back negative how accurate are the tests at one month?

I just got tested for all STDs after a month from exposure. Everything came back negative how accurate are the tests at one month?

Depends: The accuracy is pretty good but depends on the exposures that you are concerned about. If there is a possibility of hep c and hiv, it's prudent to inform your doctor and perform serial testing. ...Read more

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What does STD test involve?

What does STD test involve?

There are a: Variety of tests depending on which std's are being evaluated for. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of a blood STD test?

What is the accuracy of a blood STD test?

No Blood Test: The way to diagnose gonorrhea is detailed by the cdc at: http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea. Htm. ...Read more

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How do STD tests work?

How do STD tests work?

Antibodies & antigen: Most STDs will check for antibodies against the pathogen or check for the antigen itself. Some use dna tests. ...Read more

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What test is used for an STD?

What test is used for an STD?

Depends on the STD: Blood tests (syphilis), urine tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia), swabs with culture or dna tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes). ...Read more

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Which test to confirm oral transmitted std?

Which test to confirm oral transmitted std?

Which one?: There are a number of std's that can be orally transmitted. If you get tested, they will know what to order. ...Read more

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How many test would you have to take for all the std's?

How many test would you have to take for all the std's?

STDs: The main test for stds is a culture of the fluid from the tip of the penis or vagina for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Other sexy transmitted diseases include hepatitis and HIV which are performed by separate the blood tests. For genital herpes it is more of a clinical diagnosis with the sickles or clear blisters that form and then a culture can be taken of that flew to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Usually not.: Consult a urologist and b tested and have any discharge examined by microscope. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Hard to say: There are more than a dozen illnesses that can pass during sex.Some are straightforward and easily detected in standard tests while others may take weeks or months to trigger changes in antibody profiles and permit detection. As long as you help your doc with details of what you thing you were exposed to, or that you're not sure, a thorough search can be done. ...Read more

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We both wanna be worry free from std's.What all tests should we take?

We both wanna be worry free from std's.What all tests should we take?

Go to your doctor: Schedule an visit with your doctor and undergo a pelvic exam in order to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. You can also get blood tests for hiv, hepatitis b, and syphilis. Stay up to date with your pap tests as well. ...Read more

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4 days late, virgin but fooled around with my bf. 3 negative tests. Std?

4 days late, virgin but fooled around with my bf. 3 negative tests. Std?

Need more Info?: I am not sure what you are asking and what symptoms you have? What does 'fooled around' mean? If you had no vaginal intercourse and no exposure to semen you cannot be pregnant. Why are you testing? There are twelve common stds. What are you worrying about? Symptoms? ...Read more

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I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

Blood and sex organ: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect.
Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more

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Can someone be a carrier of an STD and still show up negative on the test results?

Yes: All stds take days to weeks to show up positive on tests since a lot of tests look for antibody to these diseases. Our bodies take time to generate these antibodies, so if a person is infected relatively recently, he/she will test negative, but carry it. ...Read more

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Have had cervical pain 4 months, have had all kinds of tests ran. No answers, no stds. Help?

Have had cervical pain 4 months, have had all kinds of tests ran. No answers, no stds. Help?

Lots more to look at: Pelvic pain can have a long list of causes. In women your age endometriosis is common. Other choices include fibroids, scar tissue, intestinal problems, kidney stones, bladder problems, etc. You need help. Find a doctor you trust and go see them. The source of pelvic pain can be difficult to find and hard to cure, but it can be done! ...Read more

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If I get tested for STDs two and a half months after sex, do I still need to test a second time?

If I get tested for STDs two and a half months after sex, do I still need to test a second time?

STD testing: If you test negative for STDs, you only need to be tested if there has been another exposure or you have symptoms which concern you. ...Read more

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For what length of time can it take for an STI or STD to produce symptoms or accurate test results?

Silent stds: If you have a silent std don't sit around waiting for symptoms - you may not get any. If you have have had contact sexually with someone with an std- get tested now. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is having symptoms of an STD even tho we where both tested and treated and also had negative test results so what's wrong with him?

My boyfriend is having symptoms of an STD even tho we where both tested and treated and also had negative test results so what's wrong with him?

Infection: Depending on the symptoms, he may have non-sexually transmitted infection such as prostatitis and may need a long course of antibiotic. He should be checked by a urologist. ...Read more