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Misinformed?: Who told you that your hep c test was false? If you have no viral load that means you cleared an infection. Are you sure you are getting the right advice? ...Read more
My littlegir's ( 6yr)hepatitis and EBV serology test was repeated and her IgG was positive for both.Is there any test or medication need in the future?
Is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and HIV RNA PCR quantitative same tests?can DNA PCR test be quantitative?
Testing for Viruses: Yes. Of course. But, it does matter the timing of the tests and the length of time since the possible infectious exposure. ...Read more
No: If positive, it will be followed up with a confirmatory test. If negative, you are almost certainly okay but if you are very worried you might be able to pay for a pcr assay, which is the gold standard. ...Read more
After exposure, 3months HIV quali RNA test negative, not detected.4.5months HIV quick test and ELISA test negative.Are those tests all exclusive?
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
See below: It is good that it is negative but it is too soon to exclude HIV. Get a HIV nucleic acid test and if that is negative at 6 months after exposure that would essentially exclude HIV. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I'm getting a serology test to check my immunity before i go on work placement. Can i ask them to check for STDs in the same test?
No: The work placement tests for communicable diseases that you can pass on by ordinary contact such as talking to people or even shaking hands. Sexually transmitted disease, for which std stands for, are not included in the category of ordinary contact. It would take considerable more contact to pick those up and thus, are generally not included in pre-employment panel. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had sex with a woman without condom on the dateof 19 august 2011 I take a test serology test after 3 month?
What's the question: Yes, you should have been tested at 2 wks and then at regular intervals. Many would say you are highly likely to be free of disease if you are negative in 3 mos. Others would test to 6 mos. But august of 2011 is far removed. ...Read more
STD: This term is a general one which covers any condition transmitted through sexual contact, and depending on the type of sexual activity this can cover a lot of ground. The vdrl is a sensitive screening test for syphilis (one type of std), but can be falsely positive and needs follow-up testing for confirmation. Go and get thoroughly tested and do not have unprotected sex. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers