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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.

Dr. Donald Alves
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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.

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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.

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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?

Only by sex: HPV virus is only transmitted by sexual contact if one sexual partner has this condition. It is not transfered by Blood transfusion as virus does not enter the blood. So any one with HPV infection can donate blood and blood is not tested for HPV. It is safe for you to donate blood

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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. ..

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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".

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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....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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