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I do not understand my STD lab test results. The reading for HSV 1 is 0.17 & for HSV 2 is 0.34. HCV ratio is 0.02. Am I positive for these diseases???

I do not understand my STD lab test results. The reading for HSV 1 is 0.17 & for HSV 2 is 0.34. HCV ratio is 0.02. Am I positive for these diseases???

Look at refernce rng: Those do not sound positive to me. You have to look at the reference range for the lab. It should be listed to the right of your results if it is a standard lab report. Don't panic. Talk to your doctor if they ordered the tests for you. If you went to a direct-to-consumer lab, then ask them for the reference ranges if they are not on the results report. ...Read more

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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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How long will it take for a venereal disease to be cured?

How long will it take for a venereal disease to be cured?

Variable: Can be simply one injection, or may require a week or more of antibiotics, depending on the std. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a UTI or a venereal disease?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a UTI or a venereal disease?

See your doctor: and get your urine checked and get tested for STD's as well as a physical exam with a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a UTI or a venereal disease?

How to know if I have a UTI or a venereal disease?

Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of aids or any other venereal disease being spread by straight people?

Is there a chance of aids or any other venereal disease being spread by straight people?

Absolutely!: Hiv (the virus that causes aids) can be transmitted by a male-female sexual contact, male-male sex, or female-female sex. Using a condom can help decrease the spread. If one of your partners has been diagnosed with HIV or aids, get tested now and 6 months after your last sexual contact with that person. ...Read more

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Can you get a venereal disease in a swimming pool in cancun if people have had intercourse in it?

Can you get a venereal disease in a swimming pool in cancun if people have had intercourse in it?

No: No, the chlorination kills viruses as well as bacteria. Yes, but only if you where part of the mix. Don't worry, pools do not transmit stds. If so, we would all have it! ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more