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Can a pap smear detected any STD infections ?

Yes.: A pap smear can detect the presence of human papilloma virus infections, the presence of trichomonas and possible herpes infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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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

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What is HPV strand 18 and 16 mean?

What is HPV strand 18 and 16 mean?

HPV: 16 and 18 refer to two different types of the papillomavirus they are found in the Gardasil vaccine along with type 6 and 11 ...Read more

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I have hpv 16 on Hpv dna test. But pap is negative for hpv and no cell change. I think pap is incorrect as i have hpv 16 but no cell change. Expain me?

I have hpv 16 on Hpv dna test. But pap is negative for hpv and no cell change. I think pap is incorrect as i have hpv 16 but no cell change. Expain me?

See below: Though false positive and negative Pap tests do occur, this not an uncommon finding: normal Pap and positive HPV 16. Indicates you have high-risk HPV 16 but has not yet caused pre-cancerous cell changes which can take years to occur. Your immune system may fight off HPV and never get cell changes. Or the HPV can persist and cause cell changes in the future. Usually, repeat Pap and HPV in 1 year. ...Read more

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PapIGrfxHPV ASCU results negative for my pap HPV say (NEGHPV) HPV DNA reflex criteria were not met with this specimen result NO HPV test perform mean?

Normal, no HPV: If I correctly understand the abbreviations, your doctor ordered a pap smear for which HPV testing was to be done if the smear was abnormal. Your pap did not show those abnormalities; therefore HPV testing wasn't done. In other words, it's all good news: your results were fine with nothing to worry about. If you remain uncertain for some reason, contact your doctor's office. ...Read more

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How precise are urine samples for testing chlamydia?

How precise are urine samples for testing chlamydia?

Pretty accurate: The newer urinary tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea use dna technology and are fairly accurate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hav all 3 - P24 antigen, HIV antibodies & HIV DNA undetectable at 4 MONTHS of risky exposure? Did 4th gen(Ab/Ag) & PCR DNA together

Is it possible to hav all 3  - P24 antigen, HIV antibodies & HIV DNA undetectable at 4 MONTHS of risky exposure? Did 4th gen(Ab/Ag) & PCR DNA together

Get over it, Bill: You are not infected. I'm glad. You need to find a way of getting these obsessive thoughts out of your head, for your sake and the sake of those who love you. Get on with your life, a better and more mature man for what you went through. ...Read more

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How accurate is HIV antibody testing after 3 years of exposure?

How accurate is HIV antibody testing after 3 years of exposure?

Very accurate: If performed properly, oraquick has shown consistently verifiable results. You can always check with your doctor for additional testing (such as antigen or PCR) if you're really concerned. But, all things being equal, the oraquick tests are as reliable as the antibody tests we use in the office. ...Read more

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Culture + hsv-1 genital. Blood test 3 wk later hsv-1: 2.21 hsv-2: >5.00. Possible both are genital? Higher antibodies in hsv-2 mean older infection?

Culture + hsv-1 genital. Blood test 3 wk later hsv-1:  2.21 hsv-2:  >5.00. Possible both are genital? Higher antibodies in hsv-2 mean older infection?

Not necessarily: The bottom line is that you are infected with hsv and may experience herpes lesions in the genital area. If you do, you may wish to be on treatment that can reduce the recurrences. Tell all your sex partners of your hsv status. ...Read more

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What is molecular testing for herpes ?

What is molecular testing for herpes ?

Trying to find virus: Molecular testing usually means a test that looks for actual fragments of the virus. For example, a test to detect traces of actual herpes virus dna (such as from a swab of a suspicious broken skin sore) would likely show a positive result if herpes viruses are in the sore. Contrast that to a herpes igg positive blood test, which merely says the person has had herpes sometime during her life. ...Read more

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Does pap smears or wet preps test for cervictitis ?

Does pap smears or wet preps test for cervictitis ?

Cervicitis: Cervicitis can be caused by a variety of organisms. Only a few of the types organisms that can cause it are detectable with a wet prep. A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer or precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How reliable are genital herpes blood tests vs cultures?

How reliable are genital herpes blood tests vs cultures?

Active vs past: Blood tests can detect exposure to the herpes virus but do not tell if there is active infection. Molecular testing of the affected cells/tissue is more practical than culture for ascertaining active infection. ...Read more

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Yearly paps first abnormal pap - ascus - age 40. What is best follow up? Hpv test not done and not offered. How serious is this ascus result ?

Yearly paps   first abnormal pap - ascus - age 40.  What is best follow up?   Hpv test not done and not offered.   How serious is this ascus result ?

ASCUS: Ascus is not usually serious. It is just a red flag that your physician needs to do a repeat follow up test sooner than usual. It is also unusual, now a days, to not offer the hpv hybrid test with the pap smear. You should clarify with your physician why this vital test was not offered to you. ...Read more

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Explan why one human immunodeficiency virus test cannot definitely diagnose hiv?

Explan why one human immunodeficiency virus test cannot definitely diagnose hiv?

Good question: The HIV test to which you refer is an elisa assay which is quite sensitive but not as specific as the confirmatory western blot. These measure the presence of antibodies to the HIV and these may take from 2 wks to several months to develop. If you run the test before the antibodies have appeared, it will be negative, only to change to positive once antibody formation has occurred. ...Read more