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Sti Check Up
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
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
Blood tests, culture: Blood tests can pick up some stds. The rest are tested by swabbing the mouth, vagina and anus. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Absolutely: Many women now carry condoms so that if their potential partners do not have one they can provide protection and refuse to engage in sex if unprotected. And do not take anybody's word for whether they are HIV infected or have engaged in risky behavior. People lie, or simply may not be aware that they are infected. And you are correct in checking for multiple forms of std and not just hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have this bumbs on my female parts, and I checked for all STI and a PAP smear, and all was negative, what could be wrong?
The word BUMP: The word bump is not in any way specific or descriptive enough to comment on in this setting on the internet. ...Read more