Does an STD test or pap smear test for HIV/aids?

Not necessarily. A specific HIV test has to be ordered by the doctor. Usually the doctor will inform the patient (or ask permission) before doing an HIV test, so if there was no discussion about it, most likely the test wasn't done. OTOH, everyone tested for STDs should also be tested for HIV, but different doctors and clinics have different policies, however. Call the office and ask directly.
No. Only a blood test can confirm the presence of HIV and it usually takes about 3 months after the exposure to become positive although some newer test can diagnose HIV in weeks.

Related Questions

How is HIV/Aids contacted? Does an STD test or pap smear test for it? What are the signs and symptoms?

HIV TRANSMISSION. HIV is transmitted virtually by "exchange" of body fluids, from an infected person to a noninfected person. Usual means include sexual intercourse, IV injection with used needles., acquiring splash of blood onto a cut or onto mucus membranes, or cross contamination with blood transfusion. . Read more...
No quick answer. Much too complex to answer here, especiallyin HealthTap's 400 character limit. By unprotected vaginal or anal sex, or intimate blood contact like sharing needles for drug use. It isn't diagnosed by routine STD or pap tests; a special HIV test is necessary. Symptoms too many to list, but often none at all until severe AIDS appears. Many online resources; start with CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ Read more...

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...

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?

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...

How accurate is STD testing? I tested negative for the swab (clamid./gonn.) and hiv/aids/hepitetis A&B, but should I be worried about inaccuracy?

Timing of test. The tests are generally accurate. However if you test too soon after acquiring the infection, a negative result would not rule out an infection. If you are concerned about the results of any of the tests, you may repeat the tests in about 6 months. Read more...

What std test are usually done along with a Pap smear?

None. A Pap smear is done to look for any abnormal changes in cervical cells, to assess for early or pre-cancerous findings. STD testing is not typically done, but if you are concerned or have a suspicion that you may have been exposed then definitely talk to your doctor/gynecologist so that testing can be done. Read more...
Here are some ... PAP smear is the routine procedure for screening and detecting cervical cancer following the updated protocol as professionally recommended. However, for those with HPV infection, PAP is even becoming more important since HPV is known to be associated with cervical cancer. So, do PAP smear more vigilantly & diligently than the average women if they have warts or exposure to it... Ask Doc timely. Read more...

Could I get same day STD test results during a pap smear?

Not from the pap. There are some tests than can give you same day std results. But usually the gonorrhea/chlamydia test that is part of many pap smears takes longer to run. Ask your doc. Read more...

It is possible that a pap smear be done with STD testing automatically or do you need to consent to STD tests specifically?

Two separate things. A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. Getting tested for stds involves sending separate tests. Doctors and patients often link these items together though so it is best to specifically ask what tests are being done and clarify what tests you would like or do not want. Read more...
Ask your doctor. Some doctors will automatically test their sexually active female patients for stds, others don't. If you would like an std test, make sure you discuss this with your doctor before the pap smear, so they can do both at once.However testing for hiv, hep c, hep b, & hpv serotypes are done with blood. Read more...
Yes and No. The same vial that holds the cells taken during a pap smear can be used to run gonorrhea chlamydia cultures.It should only be sent to the lab with your permission, however, not without asking your permission. Read more...
Depends on doc. Some doctors will automatically perform std checks on their patients, while others won't. If you would like an std check, ask your doctor to perform one before your pap smear to make sure they get the necessary equipment. Read more...

Went in for STD test, pap smear & bc. I received a letter 21 days later stating all is normal. Does mean I'm in the clear for STD as well?

"all" normal? If it says "all" normal then i'm assuming that you are negative for the tests that have been performed. You can call the office and check which tests have been done and what those results were. Read more...
Letter. Call and ask your doctor's office. Every doctor's office is different. Read more...