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Can you suggest where i can get a STD &hiv test done?

Can you suggest where i can get a STD &hiv test done?

You can go to an: Std clinic or see your personal physician. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Where can I get test for hepatitis?

Where can I get test for hepatitis?

Primary care doctor: Hepatitis a (food-borne), b and c (transmitted by blood and body fluids) are all detected with a blood test. Your primary care doctor can do these tests for you. ...Read more

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Where can I get a t.B test done?

Testing for TB: Any family or primary medical clinic should be able to offer you this test. It is a very common test asked of us physicians to complete. ...Read more

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Where can I get a test for asbestosis?

Where can I get a test for asbestosis?

See a lung doctor: There is unfortunately no easy blood test; a pulmonologist can help to make the diagnosis based on history, physical exam, xray findings and pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

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Where can I get a chlamydia test?

CHLAMYDIA: Most county health departments will do this for free. ...Read more

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Where can I get a pregnancy test done free?

Where can I get a pregnancy test done free?

Have no idea: Urine preg tests are not expensive in the store, call planned parenthood or the county medcial society there may be a clinic where u can get one for free. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a tuberculosis test in usa?

What can I do to get a tuberculosis test in usa?

Local Health Dept: You can go to the local health department in your city/town or your doctor's office & get the PPD (tuberculosis) test done. You have to go back to their office 48-72 hours later to have it interpreted. Please make sure that you do not get it done on a thursday or friday so that there is no delay in reading the test results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i get a blood test for mono, will that same blood test also reveal if I have hiv?

Can you tell me if i get a blood test for mono, will that same blood test also reveal if I have hiv?

No.: Tests for infectious mononucleosis will not tell you if you have hiv. You must have a test specifically for HIV to know if you have hiv. ...Read more

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If you get a blood test at the gyno, do they also test it for HIV aids?

If you get a blood test at the gyno, do they also test it for HIV aids?

You can ask: For an HIV screen or go to a public health clinic if you want annonymity, but your doctors cannot order an HIV test without getting your permission and informing you why. It is not a routine screen done at the gyn visit. ...Read more

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Where can I get a test or treatment for chlamydia?

Where can I get a test or treatment for chlamydia?

STC clinic or doctor: Testing for chlamydia can be performed in your physicians office or ata local std clinic ("free clinic"). The testing is very easy and treatment requires taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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When I have my baby can I get a DNA test a the hospital?

When I have my baby can I get a DNA test a the hospital?

Yes, separate cost: Paternity testing becomes less risky after a child is born. Samples simply need to be collected from the mother, father, and child and based upon those samples all of the genetic markers in the dna can be used to establish paternity. The easiest of all of the collection methods is via cheek swab for saliva and cheek cells. The collection is so simple in fact that at home paternity testing kits are. ...Read more

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I did 4th Generation HIV test after around 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15 weeks of an exposure. Is this 100% conclusive? can i get back safely to my wife

I did 4th Generation HIV test after around 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15 weeks of an exposure.
Is this 100% conclusive? can i get back safely to my wife

Sero-conversion: The whole concept of delayed sero-conversion dates back to old & sloppy tests. PCR testing now will show virus in the blood with or without antibodies. If you need to cling to the old adages...at 6 months..99.99% of the population will have developed antibodies after an exposure..thus the 6 month window. I believe a colleague of mine Lyssette Cardona, MD is in Dubai..she's one of the best!! ...Read more

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If i test HIV positive from a prick test could it come back negative if i take a second test what i wanna know is how acurate is the prick test.

If i test HIV positive from a prick test could it come back negative if  i take a second test    what i wanna know is how acurate is the prick test.

Very accurate: It is considered over 99% accurate. The likelihood of a second test coming back negative is fairly low; however, depending on whether the test is able to do a confirmatory or not, you may want to get a blood test so that you can confirm the elisa with a western blot. ...Read more

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Can you get a false positive herpes test if it's by swob? Should you get a blood test to know for a fact? And can folliculitis be mistaken for herpes?

Can you get a false positive herpes test if it's by swob? Should you get a blood test to know for a fact? And can folliculitis be mistaken for herpes?

False pos very rare: False positive tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) (culture or PCR) are extremely rare and you probably don't need a blood test. However, a blood test still may be useful, e.g. to help tell new herpes from a recurrent outbreak, or if for some reason the virus type (HSV1 or 2) wasn't determined from the swab test. Folliculitis and herpes can be confused, but rarely by an experienced clinician. ...Read more

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Hiv Test (Definition)

There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more