Jun 10, 2007
Dear, i just had my blood test done. On the STD screen, i wonder, y there is only VDRL result and it's non-reactive. Does is mean tat it's safe from hiv? It has been bothering me lately
Response from Dr. Frascino
VDRL is a screening test for syphilis and is included in many STD (sexually transmitted diseases) screens. It, however, has nothing to do with screening for HIV. HIV screening requires an HIV-specific test. You can read more about HIV tests and STD screens in the archives of the Safe Sex/HIV Prevention forum.
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