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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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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Can an HIV antibody screening test be positive but the western blot negative?

Can an HIV antibody screening test be positive but the western blot negative?

Yes: There are 2 reasons for this kind of result: (1) a false positive, or (2) early infection before seroconversion. In someone at low risk for HIV without symptoms, another negative WB in 1 month means there's no infection. In someone at risk or with symptoms of acute infection, a viral load can be helpful. The new 4th generation antigen/antibody tests will eliminate this problem. ...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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How accurate are the oraquick hiv in home tests? I performed a test 3,6,9 months post exposure. All negative. Is it accurate as a blood ELISA test?

How accurate are the oraquick hiv in home tests? I performed a test 3,6,9 months post exposure. All negative. Is it accurate as a blood ELISA test?

Oraquick: accurate, but as for every test there is limitation, a positive test means that an antibody against HIV is detected; However more test is needed to confirm it, a negative test does not rule HIV , specially if the test is performed during the window period of HIV detection ( window period: first 6 weeks after HIV infection, when there is not enough antibody is produced for the test to detect it) ...Read more

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Do OBGYN test for syphilis in third trimester?

Do OBGYN test for syphilis in third trimester?

May...: In some places it is a routine to test for the basic STD's again in the third trimester but in general the CDC recommends to repeat testing at that time if there are risk factors that can point to possible active infection.Usually if the pt is younger than 25 y/o,has been recently exposed to STD's,was treated for an STD, or is a high risk for exposure( ex. multiple partners, infected partner, etc) ...Read more

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Can HCV co-infection affect the accuracy of HIV rapid test results? If HIV and HCV antibodies tests are negative at 5 months, are HIV results accurate

Can HCV co-infection affect the accuracy of HIV rapid test results? If HIV and HCV antibodies tests are negative at 5 months, are HIV results accurate

It shouldn't: Antibody tests are specific for the antibodies being tested for, so hcv antibodies shouldn't have an effect on HIV antibody tests. If you've tested negative at 5 months, i don't see why those results wouldn't be accurate, but if you want to be sure, you can always wait another 4-6 months and have the HIV test repeated. ...Read more

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Is blood test for syphilis and herpes are accurate.

Is blood test for syphilis and herpes are accurate.

Yes: There is more than one test type for syphilis and both need to be done for accurate results. Herpes can generally be diagnosed with a single test. It may need to be repeated if the infection is too recent. ...Read more

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Tested positive on the ELISA test for hsv2, a month later tested negative via western blot 2 years after possible exposure . Which test to believe?

Tested positive on the ELISA test for hsv2, a month later tested negative via western blot 2 years after possible exposure . Which test to believe?

Both!: ELISA is very sensitive and sometimes gives a false positive. Interfering substances in serum can make the test look positive. On the other hand, Western Blot is very specific. It does not light up unless you really have antibodies to HSV. So, both tests were "right" , but the Western blot indicates that you do not have the antibody to HSV and have not been exposed. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia go undetected in a pap test ?

Can chlamydia go undetected in a pap test ?

Yes: The pap checks for cervical dysplasia but a special dna probe is often added. If that probe is negative it is generally as summed you are free of chlamydia. The false negative and false postive tests are lw when dna is evaluated. See if the probe was done, if negative i would say you are free of chlamydia. ...Read more

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Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?

Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?

Not necessarily: If the person just acquired the infection, she or he may be carrying the virus that will not be detected by either antibody or antigen tests. Testing for viral nucleic acid is the earliest way to detect HIV infection. ...Read more

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When the hiv test is conclusive?.what causes repeated perianal fungal infection?last hiv test 14monthes postexposure.is negative?

When the hiv test is conclusive?.what causes repeated perianal fungal infection?last hiv test 14monthes postexposure.is negative?

No worries: Every HIV test that exists, anywhere in the world, is conclusive by 3 months. The most commonly used tests are conclusive by 4-8 weeks. For sure your negative result at 14 months proves you don't have HIV, no matter how high risk the exposure (and if not reexposed), and no matter how typical the symptoms. Entirely healthy people often get perianal fungal infections; it's not a sign of HIV. ...Read more

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How accurate are at home STD tests like blood testing for syphillis and herpes?

How accurate are at home STD tests like blood testing for syphillis and herpes?

Home tests: I have not heard of those tests being reliable or not so it is best to see your healthcare worker for testing. ...Read more

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Is the HIV DNA PCR test accurate enough for early diagnosis?

Yes: The PCR is highly accurate and sensitive. It may take 6 weeks to 6 months for the elisa and western blot antibody tests to be positive. Since the PCR tests for the virus itself, it is detectable earlier, before an immune response has been initiated, but at a much higher price. ...Read more

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Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Not normaly: The tests are usually positive as if the baby had implanted in the uterus. Pain, and sometimes bleeding are the signs of an ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a vdrl test detect hiv?

Can a vdrl test detect hiv?

VDRL is for syphilis: No - HIV testing is a separate test. VDRL is a test for syphilis. If you've had an exposure, you might be getting tested for multiple diseases. Hopefully your doctor explained that... It's always good to be safe -that's the best key to health. Syphilis is treatable and can be cured. HIV can be well managed with daily medicines, but can be fatal over time if not diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can the inst hiv-1/hiv-2 antibody rapid test be reliable after 62 days to possible HIV exposure? Test results were negative. Could this be reliable?

Can the inst hiv-1/hiv-2 antibody rapid test be reliable after 62 days to possible HIV exposure? Test results were negative. Could this be reliable?

HIV Testing: No, unfortunately. For the routine HIV antibody tests you need a minimum of three months or 90 days and a safe view of six months. However there is testing that is much more reliable. This is the HIV pcr dna testing. This test, if negative after 21 days post exposure is 100% accurate if negative. ...Read more

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What are the effects of syphilis on pregnancy?

What are the effects of syphilis on pregnancy?

Devasting 4 baby: Syphilis can cause serious congenital complications for a baby. Getting it treated is extremely important. The testing is simple and the treatment is penicillin shots. This can be fatal for infants. Surviving infants can suffer from failure to thrive, severe rash, no bridge to the nose, chronic nasal discharge and other complications. Get tested and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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