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How are men tested for HPV if no symptoms appear?? For Both genital & throat.

How are men tested for HPV if no symptoms appear?? For Both genital & throat.

No: There is no approved test for HPV screening in men. However, some doctors are urging anal Pap tests for gay and bisexual men, who are at higher risk of anal cancer caused by HPV. ...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 guys have any symptoms of chlamydia?

Do guys have any symptoms of chlamydia?

They can but: Most men do not have symptoms. They can show symptoms like penile discharge, burning with urination, irritation at the tip of the penis, testicular pain and joint pain. If you are at risk get tested. ...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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Diagnosed with urethritis but tested negative for UTI and stds. What other possible causes/treatments?

Diagnosed with urethritis but tested negative for UTI and stds. What other possible causes/treatments?

Ureaplasma or viral: Non-specific urethritis (NSU). These organisms are notoriously difficult to identify. Discuss with your Dr., ureaplasma respond to Erythromycin type of antibiotics. Viral urethritis is treated symptomatically. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can relieve the burning sensation. Probiotics e.g live culture yogurt or lactobacillus may help ...Read more

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Mild urethra pain for 2 wks. No discharge. Doxycline=no effect. Tested neg for chlamydia & gonorhea. Neg herpes swab. Symptoms remain. OK to have sex?

Mild urethra pain for 2 wks. No discharge. Doxycline=no effect. Tested neg for chlamydia & gonorhea. Neg herpes swab. Symptoms remain. OK to have sex?

Irritation?: can get irritation of the urethra from new soaps, lotions, underwear, laundry detergent, fabric softener and other items. Might consider this as a possible cause for the discomfort you're experiencing. If symptoms continue, please be sure to follow with your doctor for further evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms would someone possibly have if they got chlamydia, syphilis, or gonorrhea from receptive anal sex?

What kind of symptoms would someone possibly have if they got chlamydia, syphilis, or gonorrhea from receptive anal sex?

Varies widely: Often no symptoms at all; get tested periodically if at risk. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes: typically anal discharge, sometimes seen coating stool; often pain, bleeding, onset usually 2-10 days after exposure. Cramping and difficulty defecating in severe cases. Syphilis: Usually no symptoms, or anal sore, often painless. Later (2-6 months) skisymptoms at all; get tested periodically if at risk. ...Read more

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Can I be tested for Trich, mycoplasma genit and hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum? Clear of Chlam and Gon but have SX of PID.

Can I be tested for Trich, mycoplasma genit and hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum? Clear of Chlam and Gon but have SX of PID.

Yes: Trichomonas can be seen under the microscope in the doctors office in a sample of vaginal discharge. It is a bacterium with a flagellum that swims around. There are tests for mycoplasma and ureaplasma but they are very specialized and not usually available at a standard doctor's office. Its actually easier to treat them empirically rather than test for them. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How should men be tested for STD and aids?

How should men be tested for STD and aids?

Blood and Urine: A healthcare provider will order blood and urine tests for HIV and STD screenings after proper counseling and consent. ...Read more

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How could an STD spread between two people who have both tested negative for any stds?

How could an STD spread between two people who have both tested negative for any stds?

Depends: Depends on what the std is. Any unprotect sex can place you at risk of transmitting yeast, bacteria, viruses.....Also laboratory testing is not 100% just because you test negative doesn't always mean you are negative. There are false negative tests, where the testing says you are negative but you are not. Or you may not have enough of the std in your system for a test to detect it. ...Read more

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Need a HIV test and other tests. New partner gave me symptoms of stis?

Need a HIV test and other tests. New partner gave me symptoms of stis?

Yes: Visit your local health department, an aids treatment center or your pcp and get yourself tested. If you have become infected with any of numerous stds, particularly hiv, initiation of appropriate therapy and establishment of a management plan will be essential to your future health. ...Read more

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Help, what std's will urgent care test men for if you have no symptoms?

Help, what std's will urgent care test men for if you have no symptoms?

Here are some ...: Urgent care is for urgent need not for regular care or just personal convenience. So, follow the general rule for health care. ...Read more

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I tested for chlamydia & ghonnorhea neg. But what are signs of trich? Thank you for your time. How common is it.

I tested for chlamydia & ghonnorhea neg. But what are signs of trich? Thank you for your time. How common is it.

Trichomoniasis: Symptoms include inflammation of the cervix, urethra, and vagina which produce an itching or burning sensation. Discomfort may increase during intercourse and urination. There may also be a yellow-green, itchy, frothy, foul-smelling ("fishy" smell) vaginal discharge. Men are very seldom symptomatic. It is very common. ...Read more

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Repeated vaginal swabs negative for STIs. Still have SX of PID, should I ask for rectal swab?

Check others: If the testing for common STI is negative then check a check for ureplasma/mycoplasma. Infections from these organisms cannot be detected on routine testing and reunite special media. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a guy having sexually transmitted infections?

What are symptoms of a guy having sexually transmitted infections?

Not to scare you but: Death, dementia, disfigurement, pain, cancer, transmission to others! sores, rashes, pain on urination... If you think you have been exposed. Get checked. ...Read more

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Constant vaginal irritation,itching and burning. Negative for yeast, Bv, std, and HSV but I'm too young for pap smear. What could it be?

Skin irritation?: If you have been to a doctor who checked the discharge for a variety of causes and all are negative then you may have irritation of the skin that causes the itchy and burning sensation. Take a look at the soaps, detergents and sprays you use on your body as well as the type of condoms, lotions or oils. Try unscented products and follow up with your health care provider. ...Read more

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How often should you (and a new sexual partner) get tested for stis?

How often should you (and a new sexual partner) get tested for stis?

Only the best: If you are planning regular unprotected sex, you owe each other proof you are clean. How often you do this as the relationship progresses depends on what level of confidence you have that the other person is monogamous. Today, many (most?) couples do not begin having unprotected sex until marriage is formalized or it is clear that this is a longstanding monogamous relationship. ...Read more

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Urinary frequency, and do not have chlamydia, but chlamydia meds got rid of my symptoms. Why?

Urinary frequency, and do not have chlamydia, but chlamydia meds got rid of my symptoms. Why?

Various reasons ... : Possibly a low-grade UTI or another infection that didn't show in your routine UTI/STI tests or, if you were given doxycycline, possibly because it has an anti-inflammatory effect as well as being an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What treatment options are there for non bacterial urethritis? STD negative. Treating me for UTI but no relief. Bad pain at tip of penis when pee/ejac

What treatment options are there for non bacterial urethritis? STD negative. Treating me for UTI but no relief. Bad pain at tip of penis when pee/ejac

Could be chlamydia?: People are told they have non-gonnococcal urethritis and they have infection with chlamydia. Also bugs develop resistance to antibiotics. Get in touch with either the local infectious disease maven at your hospital or the state health department and go from there. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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