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Will I have to get an STD test before I can donate blood/plasma?

Will I have to get an STD test before I can donate blood/plasma?

No...however...: If you are reasonably concerned you may have an STD, then you should address that prior to donating blood. Conscientious donors are the backbone of a healthy blood supply--we need you & you need to be healthy. They do screen for some bloodborne "STDs" (hepatitis, HIV), but can't test for everything. ...Read more

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I was tested via blood test for STDs and was told I tested positive for herpes exposure and that I have the antibodies in my blood but that I don t have herpes I am so confused do I have herpes?

I was tested via blood test for STDs and was told I tested positive for herpes exposure and that I have the antibodies in my blood but that I don t have herpes I am so confused do I have herpes?

Correlate: A pathologist's perspective: herpes simplex 1 generally affects the lips and mouth and most people are positive, simplex 2 the genitals, there's variability. The antibody tests are famously unreliable and often mistake one for the other. If you are not symptomatic, consider ignoring these results unless your physician tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone is able to donate blood, and they use your blood, does that mean they are 100% clear of std's?

Can you tell me if someone is able to donate blood, and they use your blood, does that mean they are 100% clear of std's?

Not necessarily: Units are tested for evidence of a few stds that could be passed in the blood. However there are several that are not like gonorrhea and would have any evidence in the blood. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if someone is able to donate blood, and they use your blood, does that mean they are 100% clear of std's?

Can you tell me what you suggest if someone is able to donate blood, and they use your blood, does that mean they are 100% clear of std's?

Indeed they will: Check for syphilis and hiv, likely the hepatitis b, c, d etc., but they do not check for gonorrhea or chlamydia. If you are randomly promiscuous, you probably should not donate blood. Even if with one partner, one can never tell. ...Read more

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I'm HPV16&45 positive. Can I still donate blood? I'm B+. Is this disease transferable from one to another by blood? Or only sexually since its STD?

I'm HPV16&45 positive. Can I still donate blood? I'm B+. Is this disease transferable from one to another by blood? Or only sexually since its STD?

HPV: Yes, you can donate blood. HPV infection is not a contraindication for blood donation, (at least in this part of the world). We usually don't check it before or after blood donation.
It is not transferable from one person to another by blood. Mostly sexually (or when one comes in contact with infected genital fluid) ...Read more

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Can doctors test you for sexually transmitted diseases before you can donate blood?

Can doctors test you for sexually transmitted diseases before you can donate blood?

Yes, but...: All organ donors will be checked for all possible blood-borne / body-fluid-borne diseases such as HIV, syphilis, CMV, hep-B/hep-C, etc. Ask the detail at the center for organ harvesting. But, indeed, it is nice of you to think and ask this question for social conscience and safety. I salute you. Best. .. ...Read more

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Urinated about 30 minutes before taking an aptima combo2 urine test for stds, also urinated into the cup midstream. Could that change the results?

Urinated about 30 minutes before taking an aptima combo2 urine test for stds, also urinated into the cup midstream. Could that change the results?

First morning urine: It is most accurate to get the first urine of the morning for the most accurate results. This could possibly change results otherwise if urine is dilute/"watered down". ...Read more

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Had testicle pain. Took antibiotics, but doctor didn't test for STDs until 13 days later. Test was negative, but is it valid? Am married. Test again?

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Had testicle pain. Took antibiotics, but doctor didn't test for STDs until 13 days later. Test was negative, but is it valid? Am married. Test again?

Here are some...: Without detailed history stressing the onset, degree, duration, interval, progression, evolution, and the sequence of events on all related symptoms, it is hard to tell if testicular pain is related to STD or just the disorders of local muscles, joints, or nerves. To deepen investigation to verify what it may be, follow suggestions in articles on http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best.... ...Read more

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What STDs can they test for by blood?

What STDs can they test for by blood?

A few...: General bloodwork for sti includes: hiv, syphillis, herpes, hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can a full blood test diagnose any std?

Can a full blood test diagnose any std?

No: There is not one blood test that tests for all possible. STD's. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of a blood STD test?

What is the accuracy of a blood STD test?

No Blood Test: The way to diagnose gonorrhea is detailed by the cdc at: http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea. Htm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how reliable is a blood test to detect std?

Can you tell me how reliable is a blood test to detect std?

Depends on the std: Only some of them can be tested with a blood test. ...Read more

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When you do a blood work do they test you for every STD and sti?

When you do a blood work do they test you for every STD and sti?

No: Some std can be detected only through culture (obtaining a bodily fluid or tissue and looking for growth or presence of the infecting agent). An example is gonorrhea. Most can be easily detected through blood tests. Examples are hiv/ aids and hepatitis c. ...Read more

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If I have had blood tests done it would show if I have any std's right?

If ordered: It's also important to note that specific tests do need to be ordered. If your doc just wanted to "check some basic blood work, " he/she may or may not have specifically ordered std tests unless you had discussed it. It would not be included in a typical blood count or even comprehensive metabolic panel. ...Read more

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How is oral stds tested, is it the same test as the blood work the Gyno sends for?

How is oral stds tested, is it the same test as the blood work the Gyno sends for?

Pretty much: Additionally, local (oral) swabs for relevant infections-of-risk (e.g. HSV/Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, etc...) based on the specific history and locality can be done as well. ...Read more

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I did my medical test in the army, they took me blood and everything, I'm going shipday in 4ofmay, do I have to wait to the std test to go back? OrIdidOK?

I did my medical test in the army, they took me blood and everything, I'm going shipday in 4ofmay, do I have to wait to the std test to go back? OrIdidOK?

No problem: Last I heard, HIV was the only STD test done routinely among active duty military personnel in the US. Maybe also hepatitis B and C, or maybe other STD testing, such as syphillis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Probably none of these will delay your return home, even if positive. Ask the medical personnel in your unit; even in the military, these issues are strictly confidential and you can ask freely. ...Read more

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What STDs are generally tested through a blood test?

What STDs are generally tested through a blood test?

HIV, HSV, syphilis: You don't have a diagnostic rash with HIV and a blood test is necessary for diagnosis. Herpes, or HSV you will have classic rash in the genital area with primary infection, and a blood test can confirm that. Also the RPR test is used for diagnosis of syphilis if not having classic chancres ...Read more

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Can STDs show on a regular blood test or do you need a special one for STDs only?

No: Most routine blood work do not check for stds unless specifically requested by your doctor. Hiv, hepatitis and RPR can be checked with blood draw rest require appropriate swab or exam. ...Read more

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Can you get a blood test to check for all std's?

No: Not all test for stds can be drawn with a single blood test. Some test need to be analyzed from the urine. ...Read more

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Could a STD blood test misdiagnose herpes type 1?

Could a STD blood test misdiagnose herpes type 1?

Yes: These serologies aren't altogether sensitive or specific. They're meaningful only with a clinical history. ...Read more

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Can they do a STD for herpes or is it a blood test?

Can they do a STD for herpes or is it a blood test?

Terminology: STD stands of sexually transmitted disease. Heroes is one of the STDs.
Herpes can be diagnosed with a blood test for antibodies to the virus. Examination of material from an eruption also can provide material for diagnosis. ...Read more

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My boyfriend recently had a blood and urine test to check his health. Can this test validate if he has an STD or sti? Everything came out negative.

Depends: It depends on what test (s) were ordered--will not find what is not looked for. Stds are tested for with either blood or urine specimen (depending on which std), so is possible. Need to ask him if he knows which tests were done, or he will need to contact his provider for clarification. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Hard to say: There are more than a dozen illnesses that can pass during sex.Some are straightforward and easily detected in standard tests while others may take weeks or months to trigger changes in antibody profiles and permit detection. As long as you help your doc with details of what you thing you were exposed to, or that you're not sure, a thorough search can be done. ...Read more

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Will STDs show in blood tests looking for infections?

Will STDs show in blood tests looking for infections?

Yes, some: Certain stds such as hiv, syphilis, and herpes are diagnosed with specific blood tests and other stds such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are most commonly diagnosed by specific urine tests or cultures. ...Read more

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How long after exposure can you see in blood test for stds?

How long after exposure can you see in blood test for stds?

STD: It depends on the std. Syphilis would be revealing about a month after exposure. Hiv can be detected as early as 10-14 days by measuring the HIV virus directly. Hepatitis b/c may take up to 6 months to be detected but as early as 60 days. Gonorrhea/chlamydia are not detected in the blood. Herpes is often detected incidentally given the fact primary exposure often remains unknown. ...Read more

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