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Screening For St Ds
STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
Very: Depends on which test you are speaking about... Culturebtesting for fonnorhea, chlamydia or herpes are extremely accurate, and urine or swab testing for bacterial dna for those are also very accurate. Hiv testing always has confirmatoey testing if the screen is positive and that is extremely accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk-based: Talk to your healthcare provider about specific concerns! in general, if you are a woman under 25, test for gonorrhea and chlamydia each year, and over 25 if you have new partners or multiple partners. Hiv/syphilis/hepatitis testing if you have another std, have had more than one partner since your last test, or use injection drugs. Pap tests every other year (age 21-30) or every three (age 30-64). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Routine screening for stds in general is seldom performed anymore. On the other hand if you know you have been exposed to a particular one, you may be tested for several others as well. ...Read more
STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to shave/use nair a week before you go get your std screening ? Or will that mess up the test ?
Fair/shave: This procedure of shaving hair ahead will not affect testing for STDs. Keep area clean. ...Read more
ShOULD BE ABLE TO: Most should be able to do that, you are better off going to a board certified gyn as that is their specialty and if something is not not normal they can do better followup in my opinion. ...Read more
1wk to 6 months: Different stds have different intubation periods. 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. ...Read more
Confusing question: A possible sti does not meet criteria of difficulty breathing, broken bones, active bleeding, or other issue where delay would cause loss of life or function of a body part. Scary as the thought may be, it is not an emergency and should not interfere with those waiting in an er for a true emergent problem.A visit to a clinic within a few days is adequate. ...Read more
My boyfriend recently got an STD screening test at planned parenthood (blood and urine). All results can back negative. Can i trust this?
Yes, to the Clinic: Some planned parenthood centers do std testing on men, as well as, women. If you have seen the results, they are as accurate as any clinic at the time of testing. It does not guarantee that he has not picked up something since then. However, it sounds like you do not trust him, in which case, i would not use the test results to decide about having sex. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My boyfriend got a STD screening test at a planned parenthood. Do these tests cover all std's? He gave them urine and blood and came back negative.
STD Testing: Nope. Absolutely not. There are twelve common stds. You must know which tests were done and which tests were not done. Assuming that all stds are tested is unwise. If you are sexual you have the responsibility as does your boyfriend to know the names of all of these and how they are prevented. ...Read more
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