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Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Std

All std diseases including hiv, can be easily diagnosed by blood test or a urethral swab.
Urine or semen analysis are not recommended to screen for std's.

In brief: Std

All std diseases including hiv, can be easily diagnosed by blood test or a urethral swab.
Urine or semen analysis are not recommended to screen for std's.
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Dr. Robert Killian
There are twelve common STDs. Some are viral, some are bacterial, and some or other forms of species. Scabies, and HPV and Trichomonas cannot be detected by blood. Some STDS are detected by examination.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not unless tested

For the particular agent.
Routine urine and semen examinations are not designed to detect HIV or other stds. Urine culture will pick up bacterial infections but those are not usually transmitted sexually.

In brief: Not unless tested

For the particular agent.
Routine urine and semen examinations are not designed to detect HIV or other stds. Urine culture will pick up bacterial infections but those are not usually transmitted sexually.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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