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How do I go about getting checked for sti's confidentially?

How do I go about getting checked for sti's confidentially?

HIPPA Governs: All testing done by your physician is confidential. Unless your under 18 years old, your doctor may not give your results to anyone without your permission. I'd you are under age, you can try planned parenthood or your local board of health. ...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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What are the different ways a woman can get checked for sti's?

What are the different ways a woman can get checked for sti's?

Blood tests, culture: Blood tests can pick up some stds. The rest are tested by swabbing the mouth, vagina and anus. ...Read more

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I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

Blood and sex organ: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect. Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more

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My partner is a regular blood donor and has frequent medical check ups. Does this imply that he is stis safe?

My partner is a regular blood donor and has frequent medical check ups. Does this imply that he is stis safe?

Not necessarily: If a person is a voluntary blood donor should know how to prevent high risk behavior that may jeopardize his or her health and the blood to be transfused. Blood tests are performed to confirm that the donor has not been exposed to possible transfusion transmitted diseases, but there is always a chance of having a false negative result if the exposure to a disease is recent(days or weeks). ...Read more

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How is somone checked for std's?

How is somone checked for std's?

STDs: There are twelve common stds. Five of them are potentially life threatening. Your question is not that simple. As you enter adulthood it would be wise for you to learn these twelve and how they are diagnosed and prevented. Some are tested with blood tests. Some are tested with direct tissue swabbing or pap smear testing. Some are diagnosed by sight. ...Read more

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Recently lost virginity, have had a lot of discharge, is this normal? Even though boyfriend has supposedly been checked out, I'm scared I have an STI.

Recently lost virginity, have had a lot of discharge, is this normal? Even though boyfriend has supposedly been checked out, I'm scared I have an STI.

Your ?? says a lot: The operational word is "supposedly".It appears you are not sure and if so be prepared to get this checked out.Some guys can carry a STD germ with minimal or no symptoms and still pass it to you.These same germs can infect you and make you sterile. Think about it. If you are sexually active in the future always use a condom.It provides some but not perfect protection. ...Read more

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How do I check if I have std?

How do I check if I have std?

See your Doc: Some std's require a blood test to identify, others require an exam for cultures or test samples. Be prepared to list your sexual practices, partners, and any exposures. There are std clinics in most towns that are discrete, can treat, & refer you to an md if needed. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Do u have to get check regulary for std if you have the same partner if so why?

Because it matters: Several of the std's can be lifelong, deadly, cause sterility, be present without symptoms for years and return, etc. Unless you entered a relationship with a virgin as a virgin an neither of you ever stray (100%), periodic screening is a reasonable thing to do.That is if you want to avoid the potential problems. ...Read more

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I have pain during and after sex and sometimes bleeding? It's happened for 4 years now? Any ideas? Same partner had STI check all clear?

I have pain during and after sex and sometimes bleeding? It's happened for 4 years now? Any ideas? Same partner had STI check all clear?

Variable: This may represent an undiagnosed vaginal infection that may create discomfort from inflammation. Your doctor should be able to determine if this is so, or suggest treatment for bacterial vaginosis. If not, you may need to use a personal lubricant to avoid this problem. ...Read more

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Myself and my partner have just had sti checks he is positive for chlymadia mine negative how is this possible when we r sexually active?

He got it somewhere: If he is positive and you are not, he picked it up somewhere and has not given it to you so far. This could be luck or involve use of condoms.You must acquire this germ through sexual contact, and some have few if any symptoms with chlamydia. ...Read more

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I've recently gotten checked for sti's. I have chlamydia, what medicine should I take?

I've recently gotten checked for sti's. I have chlamydia, what medicine should I take?

Please don't self: Treat. Your physician/ medical provider will prescribe you appropriate antibiotics. If you have a sexual partner - that person also needs treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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How do they check for an std?

How do they check for an std?

Depends on what is: Being tested for. Blood tests, urne tests, urethral or cervical or vaginal cultures can all be used. ...Read more

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How to have safe sex? Easy ways to get STD checked?

How to have safe sex? Easy ways to get STD checked?

Safe partner, condom: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect. Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting an std check up if I am under the age of 18?

Local clinics: Many states allow a minor to seek STD assessment and treatment without parental supervision or consent.This is sometimes provided at local health departments or free clinics operated by training programs. You will need to look around. If you seek such care from your regular doc. the paperwork and insurance papers would end up in your parents hands eventually. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can I schedule an appointment at my dr for STD check up?

Can i tell me how i can I schedule an appointment at my dr for STD check up?

Call: I'm not sure what you're asking. I assume you would just call the office and ask for an appointment. Then when you get there, you'd asked to be screened for stds. An alternative is to go to a local std clinic. ...Read more

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I am 16 and male, and I am curious to were i can go to get a free STD check in San Jose?

I am 16 and male, and I am curious to were i can go to get a free STD check in San Jose?

Call around for info: Planned Parenthood may be able to check for STDs. They are at San Jose Health Center, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, 408.287.7526. Also, if a teen is on his or her parents' insurance plan, visits for prevention or treatment of STD's, of pregnancy, and of drug/alcohol/psychological issues... are all supposed to be kept confidential from the parents. In real life, confidentially may not be 100%. ...Read more

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Is there any STD can cause neutropenia ? if I want a complete check what tests can I do ?

Is there any STD can cause neutropenia ? if I want a complete check what tests can I do ?

More info needed: Overwhelming infection can sometimes cause low white counts. I would start with a visit to your doctor--who ordered the blood test?--and a candid discussion of what you think may be wrong. The doctor will then know which tests to order. I would take precautions with physical relationships until the matter is resolved. ...Read more

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Can you go to the emergency room and get checked for any STD's? And will they give you your results while you're there instead of 7 days?

Can you go to the emergency room and get checked for any STD's? And will they give you your results while you're there instead of 7 days?

Depends: you can get checked in ER, but my suggestion is to go to ur primary care doc or an urgent care clinic. Regardless of where u go, it will take 2-3 days on average for a lab to process. There are certain lesions that are identifiable immediately for the physician, like Herpes, syphilis and even drainage from urethra which usually suggests gonorrhea and-or chlamydia. ...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)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more