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Std Health Check
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
My boyfriend recently had a blood and urine test to check his health. Can this test validate if he has an STD or sti? Everything came out negative.
Depends: It depends on what test(s) were ordered--will not find what is not looked for. Stds are tested for with either blood or urine specimen (depending on which std), so is possible. Need to ask him if he knows which tests were done, or he will need to contact his provider for clarification. ...Read more
All over the map!: Some can kill you, like HIV, hepatitis B, or syphilis if not treated. Others have little or no health impact and usually are only minor inconveniences (genital warts, for example). And everything in between. Infertility from gonorrhea or chlamydia. Cancers from HPV. Psychological stress from herpes. For more info, google each of the main STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, HIV, etc. ...Read more
Tracking and tracing: It depends on the std. In some cases they may just keep a record of it for tracking purposes: to find out whether the incidence is going up or down over time. But in other cases (such as syphiiis) they may take a more active role, interviewing you about recent sex partners so that they can contact those people and get them tested and treated. ...Read more