Std tests or genital herpes. If I had to pick one which should it be?

Unclear question. Genital herpes is one of the stds. There is nothing you choose between these. If you are concerned about std, see your doctor for an examination and blood and urine tests, and may be pap smear, if warranted.

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Best genital herpes test? And is there like a test for all STDs together?

STD. Please go to your doctor or clinic and get the testing done- it is done by blood test and swab. Read more...
Depends on situation. If fresh blisters/sores, best is PCR test for the virus, or culture if PCR not available. If no current symptoms/outbreak, a type-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) blood test. From either, it's crucial to learn HSV type, since genital HSV1 is very different than HSV2. Never request or accept an HSV IgM test (see comment to follow). Each STD must be tested separately; there is no single test. Read more...

Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

No. No, unless you have a history of herpes or lesions that look suspicious. Sometimes a pap smear can see cells that look suspicious for herpes which may then prompt a recommendation to actually do a specific test for herpes during a subsequent office visit. Read more...

How soon after coming into contact with genital herpes can you get tested for that std?

Herpes. Patient is always at risk of sheeding even if asymptomatic. Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days. The only way to avoid std is by abstinence. Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom. May need to repeat testing in 6 weeks, 3 months, or 6 months depends on what you have, assuming no more exposure. Read more...

Std possibility that seems impossible. I have what appears to be genital herpes although the circumstances required to have obtained it are implausible. I've been in three sexual relationships, all committed, all months apart. My current relationship is 1

You . You need to have these cultured and tested. There are other possibilities besides std, especially if you had a cut. After a cut, MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) can occur and also looks like sores for example. Please be seen immediately and have cultures taken so that you know for sure and can receive proper treatment. Read more...
Not implausible... Dr. Engrav is correct, i.e. be certain the diagnosis is accurate. Assuming it is, there's still nothing "implausible" in this situation. Genital herpes is often acquired or first diagnosed in mutually committed relationships, often only after years of regular unprotected sex. You could have had it a long time, without symptoms until recently. Or one of your partners was unknowingly infected. Read more...

When you have blood drawn can they determine if you have any type of sexual diseases like genital herpes, hiv, STD etc?

Blood tests. There are some blood tests which can look for the presence of antibodies which represent current or previous exposure to a virus or bacteria. These include tests for HIV and syphilis and herpes virus (hsv). Other stds can be detected using swabs/cullures from sites of infection (throat, anus, urethra) or from urine tests (nucleic acid amplification tests). See your provider for the right test. Read more...
STD testing. Yes. We generally test for hiv, hepatitis, syphillis, herpes with blood work. These test are only run if asked for. Read more...
Yes, if asked for. Blood tests can determine several sexual diseases after a period of time after exposure, like syphilis, hiv, herpes, and hepatitis b. It is not the only way for many of them. Syphilis can be found out by swabbing affected areas, as can herpes which can even be diagnosed visually. But gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed by culture and urinalysis. Hpv is determined by pap smear and biopsy. Read more...