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Pap Smear And Std Testing
How reliable is a pap smear and STD testing only 6 days after having unprotected sex with a new partner?
See below: Best time frame for STD testing is based on incubation period for a particular infection and can vary from person to person. Recommendations for "most likely detection": Chlamydia (2 weeks); Gonorrhea (1-2 weeks); Syphilis (6 weeks); Oral or Genital Herpes (6-12 weeks); HIV RNA Test for early detection (3 weeks) and Antibody Test (4-6 weeks); Hepatitis A (3-6 weeks); Hepatitis B/C (6-10 weeks); ...Read more
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
It is possible that a pap smear be done with STD testing automatically or do you need to consent to STD tests specifically?
Two separate things: A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. Getting tested for stds involves sending separate tests. Doctors and patients often link these items together though so it is best to specifically ask what tests are being done and clarify what tests you would like or do not want. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
STD screening: At age 18, pap smears aren't recommended. But yearly screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea is recommended until age 26. Once a woman reaches age 21, we do a pap smear along with the chlamydia and gonorrhea screening. Once a woman reaches age 30, we add high-risk HPV screening to her pap smear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If my pap smear is normal, std test negative, usg is normal, why am i spotting everyday? Its been almost a month.
Any meds?: Such as contraceptive pills, IUDs, implants? Any basic hormonal work up done? Happy to schedule an inbox consult ...Read more
HiI am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test.I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types.is it dangerous?
I am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test.
I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types.
is it dangerous?
Not usually: Usually the test only is positive in the more dangerous subtypes of virus. But to know exactly what virus it is and how extensive the dysplasia is requires further evaluation such as biopsy. The risk of dying or complications resulting in hysterectomy are very very low with appropriate follow-up..so please follow up promptly with your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A specific HIV test has to be ordered by the doctor. Usually the doctor will inform the patient (or ask permission) before doing an HIV test, so if there was no discussion about it, most likely the test wasn't done. OTOH, everyone tested for STDs should also be tested for HIV, but different doctors and clinics have different policies, however. Call the office and ask directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is HIV/Aids contacted? Does an STD test or pap smear test for it? What are the signs and symptoms?
No quick answer: Much too complex to answer here, especiallyin HealthTap's 400 character limit. By unprotected vaginal or anal sex, or intimate blood contact like sharing needles for drug use. It isn't diagnosed by routine STD or pap tests; a special HIV test is necessary. Symptoms too many to list, but often none at all until severe AIDS appears. Many online resources; start with CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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