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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

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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Does STD testing hurt?

Does STD testing hurt?

In most cases, no: In general for most screening, urine testing and bloodtests are all that is required. In certain circumstances further testing may be required. ...Read more

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Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

Why?: If you need to confirm a genital herpes diagnosis, or if you have atypical complaints and want to know if you have HSV or something else, or you suspect that you are an asymptomatic carrier or at particular risk for hsv, it's probably worth the expense. But if you just want to know if it's type 1 or type 2, the treatment is the same either way, so there is no point. ...Read more

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Do insurance companies cover STD testing?

Do insurance companies cover STD testing?

Yes.: They absolutely do. I haven't heard of one not covering std testing. If you have a high deductible, there may be an out of pocket cost for you however. ...Read more

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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...Read more

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Does an STD test test for hpv?

Does an STD test test for hpv?

Not usually: Hpv is something a great many people get exposed to, and most will have no symptoms from it, nor is there anything to do about it even if it is positive without symptoms/lesions. ...Read more

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Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

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

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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Is there a confidential STD testing clinic that doesn't have to report positives?

Is there a confidential STD testing clinic that doesn't have to report positives?

No: State laws require that any facility, lab, or physician that gets a positive report of certain stds report it to the state department of health. Not doing so would be a criminal offense. Std results are not reported to any individual person or organization though so they only people that would know are you, your doctor, the lab, your insurance (if used), & possibly the state health department. ...Read more

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Can two STD free males get an STD if they have anal sex?

Can two STD free males get an STD if they have anal sex?

No, BUT....: Routine sts testing does not include hpv (which can cause anal cancers), does not rule out herpes or lgv , and may miss early stages of hiv. Unless both partners have never had sex before, the best approach is to be safe and use condoms at all times! ...Read more

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What STDs do doctors test for through urinalysis??

What STDs do doctors test for through urinalysis??

None: A urinalysis on its own does not test for STDs. Special cultures need to be ordered. In the case of urine assays, gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and T mycoplasma/ureaplasma testing can be done. Other STDs require blood tests. If you are concerned about possible exposure, take to your doctor right away about appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Do pap tests check for stds?

Do pap tests check for stds?

Indirectly for some: Pap smears test for abnormal cervical cells— dysplasia or metaplasia—which lead to biopsies. Any std that causes such changes in the cervical cells, such as hpv, will thus be indirectly tested for. Generally, there are other tests for most stds: culture, wet prep, smear of discharge, blood tests. ...Read more

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Do urologists do STD testing?

Any doctor can: Any doctor can diagnose stds. The cdc has excellent information on stds at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.Htm and added links from this webpage. ...Read more

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Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Depends.: In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds. But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine. ...Read more

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What's a genital swab mc&s test?

What's  a genital swab mc&s test?

Infect test w/micro: A swab of the genitals is done to detect an infection. The swab is placed in a culture (c) that contains nutrients or cells that foster bacterial growth. The lab then identifies the type of bacteria, for ex. And is able to tell the dr. What antibiotic that the bacteria is sensitive to (the s in c&s). Some bacteria are also detected with the same swab and the use of a microscope (m). ...Read more

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How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...Read more

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From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?

From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?

Ideally, yes, but...: The world or environment is not perfect. Even so, there is still no guaranty since internal environments of individuals widely vary from time to time along their path of life. So, delving into some understanding of life reality could immensely help as detailed in articles in Beasics for Life Reality.. in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Seek counseling timely. ...Read more

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Does dr run test for STD for men annual check up?

Does dr run test for STD for men annual check up?

Not routinely: Std tests only performed if you as patient or dr thinks you have or are at risk. ...Read more

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