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Are there any health clinics that check for STDs free?

Are there any health clinics that check for STDs free?

Yes: Check for available resources in your city. Their community health centers and free clinics that offer such services for poor people. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take the clinic to inform you of a bad STD result?

How long does it take the clinic to inform you of a bad STD result?

Usually under a week: There's no hard and fast rule; each clinic is different. And some lab tests take longer than others. But for most of the standard STD tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV), I would expect results within 5 work days, sometimes sooner. Why not call your clinic and ask directly? Good luck -- I hope your results are negative! ...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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If a clinic doesn't call back with STD results but you have an appointment does that mean that you are clean...?

If a clinic doesn't call back with STD results but you have an appointment does that mean that you are clean...?

No: Most places do not give results of stds over the telephone. Your appt was set up so your results can be given. If you are worried try to move up your appt. ...Read more

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Would a clinic like Planned Parenthood , give you Std results , right after you take the test or would there be a wait ?

Here are some...: The availability of services in Planned Parenthood may widely vary among different locations reflecting demographic pattern, geographic accessibility, and financial feasibility. So, just pick up a phone & dial to local Planned Parenthood to inquire with specifics and relevance of your concerns. Best wish to health & happiness. ...Read more

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I got infected with an STD from my partner and we both went to the local clinic and got tested. Weeks later it came back, am i still infected?

I got infected with an STD from my partner and we both went to the local clinic and got tested. Weeks later it came back, am i still infected?

STD: Both of u were tested. Were both of u treated? Did u both complete treatment? See doc again for culture & sensitivity to make sure std was not resistant to antibiotic. Make sure partner completed treatment as well. No sex until both of u are cured. ...Read more

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How might i go about finding a clinic that will test for std's?

Planned parenthood : Go to a planned parenthood clinic they do all sorts of testing and can provide lots of support in the process. ...Read more

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If the clinic says I have a STD will they give me a perscription to get antibiotics or what?

Yes they should: If you have an std, most std clinics will arrange for you to get the medication. You may need to purchase the meds (they may not be free) but are relatively cheap. ...Read more

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Are health educators allowed to draw blood at free STD clinics?

Are health educators allowed to draw blood at free STD clinics?

Probably not: A health educator is likely not trained/qualified to draw blood. This is an invasive procedure that is usually done by trained phlebotomists, nurses, or other medical professionals. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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