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My boyfriend recently got an STD screening test at planned parenthood (blood and urine). All results can back negative. Can i trust this?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. 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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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.

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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Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

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

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Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

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 more

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What would a false negative and a false positive mean on an STD screen test?

What would a false negative and a false positive mean on an STD screen test?

See below: False negative & false positive results are testing errors (meaning the test results were wrong). In this case... A "false negative" result means that despite the test being negative, the person actually does have the infection. A "false positive" result means that a positive test result occurred in someone who really did not have the infection. ...Read more

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How serious of an STD is herpes nowadays? I recently found out that as many as 90% of americans have been exposed to HSV type 1 (oral or genital), and that doctors don't routinely test for it even with a "full" STD screen. It seems like doctors consider h

How serious of an STD is herpes nowadays? I recently found out that as many as 90% of americans have been exposed to HSV type 1 (oral or genital), and that doctors don't routinely test for it even with a "full" STD screen. It seems like doctors consider h

Usually not serious: It's more like 50% of adult Americans who have HSV1, moslty oral but often genital. HSV2 genital herpes is more important: more outbreaks and much more sexual transmission than HSV1. Most of the seriousness of herpes is psychological: sense of contamination & fear of transmission. Routine testing for HSV is controversial: HSV1 is so common and usually not an STD, and HSV2 tests can be misleading. ...Read more

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I'm nervous about STD screenings?

I'm nervous about STD screenings?

Normal: However you should be more nervous if you have had unprotected sex with any partner who might have an std. So, if in doubt, please get yourself tested. ...Read more

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How accurate is STD screening?

How accurate is STD screening?

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 more

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Current STD screening recommendations?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Screening (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections is also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more