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What types of things could return false positives in STD testing?

What types of things could return false positives in STD testing?

Lupus, old age...: False-positive syphilis screens are common in older folks and especially in lupus; that's why we follow up. The herpes antibody blood tests are notoriously unreliable. Interpreting microbiology smears requires expertise; i once had to defend a bogus "child abuse" case in which a pediatrician mistook chickenpox for gonorrhea based on his ignorance interpreting a lab test. ...Read more

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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 different types of pregnancy tests?

What are different types of pregnancy tests?

Urine or blood: Most common approaches to diagnosing pregnancy would be with a urine pregnancy test (over the counter or in a doctor's office), or a blood specimen pregnancy test (requires a blood draw and ordered by your doctor). Keep in mind that urine testing, which is the most common, can take up to 2 wks after a missed period to turn positive. ...Read more

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What are the types of STDs or stis?

What are the types of STDs or stis?

Bacterial or viral: Bacterial- curable - gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, viral- non curable- hpv, herpes, hiv, hepatitis. ...Read more

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How many different types of HIV antibody tests are there?

How many different types of HIV antibody tests are there?

Probably 4.: There are 4 known ways of testing for HIV and probably more being developed. Initial testing is by elisa (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), and if positive, confirmed by western blot or immunofluorescence assay (ifa). Less often, nucleic acid testing can help in diagnosis, but can be inconclusive due to insufficient sample, so another is collected and tested. ...Read more

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What are signs of HPV the STD ?

HPV: Many woman do not have not signs or symptoms with hpv. Hpv is a family of viruses, if you have the right one, you could have genital warts. ...Read more

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What types of HPV does the HPV test check for?

What types of HPV does the HPV test check for?

HPV subtypes: There are two types of panels; high risk hpv and low risk hpv. The high risk panel checks for the 14 varieties that may progress to cancer. The low risk hpv panel is associated with genital warts. ...Read more

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How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

Big difference: Hiv is the virus that can cause aids. Std is any sexually transmitted disease, which includes hiv/aids. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis are a few of the std's commonly tested for. So it depends on what your doctor was testing for and what your doctor thought you are at risk for. ...Read more

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Whats the procedure of getting tested for different types of stds? Especially those which has a symptom of penile discharge.

Whats the procedure of getting tested for different types of stds? Especially those which has a symptom of penile discharge.

STD evaluation: The STD evaluation for med usually consists of a history and physical, blood tests, and cultures taken from urine or culture of discharge from your urethra (a tiny swab is inserted for this). ...Read more

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Whats the syphilis testing window period? And how many type of tests there are?

Whats the syphilis testing window period? And how many type of tests there are?

90 days: Regarding the window period, if you may have been exposed to syphilis less than 3 months ago (window period) and get tested for syphilis, there is a risk of a false negative. There are many types of syphilis tests, including a rapid HIV-syphilis test and a rapid test for syphilis, both for use at the point of care. Most tests for syphilis are looking for antibodies. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a false negative STD STI results. what are my chances?

What are the chances of a false negative STD STI results. what are my chances?

Depends: There are at least a dozen diseases that can be passed by sexual contact. There is no single test that covers all of them.Accuracy of any screening often depends on your telling the doc you have been exposed so the most appropriate tests can be done.Testing today is quite accurate when it is guided by proper clinical information. Repeat testing may occasionally be needed. ...Read more

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Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis ...Read more

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Hiv has many types and subtypes.so can an HIV DNA PCR test after 21 days of possible exposure rule out HIV completely?

Hiv has many types and subtypes.so can an HIV DNA PCR test after 21 days of possible exposure rule out HIV completely?

HIV testing: Certainly possible exposure to HIV is worrisome. Rest assured however that HIV testing is extremely good. The standard PCR test is used when a patient might be in the "window period"- that is between the time from infection until an antibody response is registered by the body. Your doc ordered the right test & u can breathe a sigh of relief. Please be careful next time tho-- this & other STDs suck ...Read more

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Is chlamydia affect the results of other STDs tests as sphilyis ?

Is chlamydia affect the results of other STDs tests as sphilyis ?

Independent results: Hi Mohamed, STD testing shows each infection independently, no need to worry that the test result for one is changing another. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there different types of pregnancy tests?

Are there different types of pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy Testing: Yes. There are urine and there are blood tests. It is always best to follow the instructions on the product your buy as to when you test and what urine you use (i.e. First urine in the morning is a common recommendation). ...Read more

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Which types of HPV does the HPV test check you for?

Which types of HPV does the HPV test check you for?

High risk types.: There are more than 100 strains of hpv. Of these, some are more strongly associated with progression to cancer than others. Hpv dna testing performed on anogenital samples like pap smears looks for the most common types of these "high risk" viral strains. The most widely used hpv dna test is called hybrid capture 2. This method detects the 13 most commonly encountered high risk viral types. ...Read more

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Does ELISA HIV test detect type o or other type of hiv?

Does ELISA HIV test detect type o or other type of hiv?

HIV screening: An ELISA is often done as an initial HIV screening test. It is designed to have high sensitivity for most types of HIV in the gene real population, but does have some false positives. That being said, there are some types of HIV, e.g. type O, that are unusual outside of Cameroon or West Africa, but are not recognized by usual antibody tests. Check with an I.D. specialist for your area and test. ...Read more

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Which types of tests are there for cancer screening?

Which types of tests are there for cancer screening?

Many: It depends on which cancer you are looking for; there isn't just one test for all cancers. At your age, 30, the only cancer screening test recommended for all women is a pap test every 3 years. For a complete list of recommendations by age/gender (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad is see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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HiI am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test.I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types.is it dangerous?

HiI am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test.I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types.is it dangerous?

No: The best screening tool for now is your Pap smear which you should do annually for the next 3 years and if it keeps coming negative you can go for once every 3 yrs. Many women under 30 are positive for HPV but they become negative later. ...Read more

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Hi I am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test. I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types. is it dangerous?

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I am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test.
I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types.
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Not usually: Usually the test only is positive in the more dangerous subtypes of virus. But to know exactly what virus it is and how extensive the dysplasia is requires further evaluation such as biopsy. The risk of dying or complications resulting in hysterectomy are very very low with appropriate follow-up..so please follow up promptly with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What does STD test involve?

What does STD test involve?

There are a: Variety of tests depending on which std's are being evaluated for. ...Read more

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Where can a person get a free STD test?

Planned parent hood: Usually you can get them at the planned parent hood and county or state facilities. If you are worried about being exposed or have symptoms of any kind you should abstain from having sexual encounters until you are checked out first. You also should let your partner or partners know. ...Read more

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How long until I get my STD test results?

Depends: Depends on what tests were done and where they were sent to be interpreted. Most tests, however, will be back for sure within a couple of days. Some may be sent out to an outside lab and take longer. ...Read more

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I know i'm clean, do I need to get a STD test?

I know i'm clean, do I need to get a STD test?

No testing: If you consider yourself a practitioner of truly safe sax, if you have no symptoms and if you have no physical findings....Then no, there is no need to test. ...Read more

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Quickest/ cheapest way to get panel STD test?

Health department: The local health department or Planned Parenthood clinic should do STD testing with charges on a sliding scale based on your ability to pay and both will be able to treat anything that comes back positive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which procedures are used during a full STD test?

Blood, urine, cultur: Blood will evaluate for: hiv, syphilis, hepatitis, hiv, and prev herpes exposures; the pap can screen for hpv, cultures or urine sample can be used to check for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. ...Read more

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Help please? What is it like getting an STD test?

Help please? What is it like getting an STD test?

STD testing: Std testing can range from blood tests, to urine testing, to swabs of the vagina and cervix in women or swabs of the urethral in males. ...Read more

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How can you approach an STD test with a new partner?

How can you approach an STD test with a new partner?

Simple tell him: That both of you need to be tested I am assuming that you are doing this as precautionary and tell him that if u get tested and he doesn't then no sex. ...Read more

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Can I legally force my teenage kid to get an STD test?

No: All 50 states have laws allowing kids autonomy over dealing with stds. Although some states limit that to above ages 12 or 14 years old. In addition, its unethical to force teenagers to do anything medical (including drug and std testing). However, talk about this with your physician and allow him/her to discuss it with your child. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is an STD test performed for a guy?

Can you tell me how is an STD test performed for a guy?

Here are some ...: To decide what and how the STD-related tests be done largely relies on the result from a detailed personal and sex history and physical exam. For gono/chlamydia, taking fresh urine after no voiding for 3-4 hrs if possible and urethral swab are things to do; for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, etc., taking blood for testing serum antibody concentration timely; for herpes, taking the fluid from lesions or ...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