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

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: STD testing

Yes. We generally test for hiv, hepatitis, syphillis, herpes with blood work.
These test are only run if asked for.

In brief: STD testing

Yes. We generally test for hiv, hepatitis, syphillis, herpes with blood work.
These test are only run if asked for.
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