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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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Can women get urine tests for stds?

Can women get urine tests for stds?

Yes: There are urine tests that can pick up chlamydia and gonorrhea. Many other std's do not send anything into the urine. Blood tests are often required before these can be detected. ...Read more

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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...Read more

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Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

False Positive test: HsV 1 (cold sores on the mouth) blood tests cross react with HSV 2 ( genital herpes) blood tests. Leading to false positive tests and mental anguish . Herpes cultures can only be done when you have a active genital herpes outbreak. Not screening. ...Read more

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Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

No: No, unless you have a history of herpes or lesions that look suspicious. Sometimes a pap smear can see cells that look suspicious for herpes which may then prompt a recommendation to actually do a specific test for herpes during a subsequent office visit. ...Read more

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1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

Bacterial vaginosis: The fishy odor is usually due to an infection that is a mixture of many different bacteria, the common name is bacterial vaginosis, also call it bv. The causes are many, bringing bacteria from the rectum to the vagina. It is not classified as a std, but it can be transferred from one partner to the other. Women can develop this with out being sexually active, hence not a true std. ...Read more

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Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear detected any STD infections ?

Yes.: A pap smear can detect the presence of human papilloma virus infections, the presence of trichomonas and possible herpes infections. ...Read more

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Does an STD test test for hpv?

Does an STD test test for hpv?

Not usually: Hpv is something a great many people get exposed to, and most will have no symptoms from it, nor is there anything to do about it even if it is positive without symptoms/lesions. ...Read more

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How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can men get false positives for STD ?

Can men get false positives for STD ?

POSSIBLE: Men and women can get false positives for std testing. For example: the specificity rate for enzyme immunoassay HIV screening tests indicates that, in 1, 000 HIV test results of healthy individuals, about 15 of these results will be a false positive! ...Read more

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Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Depends.: In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds. But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine. ...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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Can virgin women contract an STD?

Can virgin women contract an STD?

Depends on "virgin": "Virgin" means different things to different people. Most STDs by far are transmitted by vaginal or anal sex -- so a woman who has not had a penis inside her vagina or rectum has at least very low risk. But if she has had oral sex, there is slight risk. If no oral sex as well as vaginal or anal, then there is no chance of STD. ...Read more

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Why do males test negative for Trichomoniasis but the partner test positive ?

Why do males test negative for Trichomoniasis but the partner test positive ?

Sampling of trich: Well trich can be 'tricky' if I can make such a pun. The issue could be with the quality of the testing... so if your male partner is testing negative, it might be that either a) he didn't have it or b) the sample collected was not sufficient. It could also be that in your case c) perhaps it wasn't trich. I've seen that on rare occasions. Best thing to do is talk to your doc- maybe a couples visit ...Read more

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Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

Not necessarily: A specific HIV test has to be ordered by the doctor. Usually the doctor will inform the patient (or ask permission) before doing an HIV test, so if there was no discussion about it, most likely the test wasn't done. OTOH, everyone tested for STDs should also be tested for HIV, but different doctors and clinics have different policies, however. Call the office and ask directly. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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