If I am tested for herpes, and the culture is positive and the blood test is negative. And my STD test is reactive for syphilis what should I believe?
Is a swab test that includes putting the swab in the pee and not penis tip enough for STD testing? And is a blood test enough?
Mostly. The urine test, if done on the first time you urinate when you wake up is as accurate as a swab in the penis for detecting gonorrhea and chlamydia. A blood test can detect HIV and syphilis provided there has been enough time since being exposed. Some sexually transmitted disease, such as herpes, are not so accurately tested with a simple blood test and need to have cultures or repeat blood tests. Read more...