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Can An STD Affect HIV Test

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Will having an STD affect HIV tests?

Dear Mr. Sowadsky,Do people who have an existing STD (herpes, clap...) test positive sooner after being infected than those people who dont have an STD? I've often heard this to be the case....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Generally speaking, having another STD would not normally affect HIV antibody tests, and would not normally cause people to show positive on an HIV test sooner (or later) than those without an STD. However, let me... Read more »

Do any of these medications affect STD results.

Dr, I have read through your archives, where there have been lot of posts about any medications... Read more »
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Behind the STD Cell Phone Chip: Will It Detect HIV?

Cell phone HIV testing could be the new status quo. British scientists announced this week that they're developing a cell phone chip that could test for sexually transmitted diseases, including herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea. If all goes... Read more »
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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

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New York: Law Not Affecting HIV Testing

New York's law requiring the names of HIV-positive individuals to be submitted to the state is not discouraging people from getting tested, according to a study by the Department of Health's AIDS Institute. "Most people didn't even know we had... Read more »
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does jock itch affect std/sti test results?

Posted by randomone, 1 Reply
Hey all, just got done with my blood test and was wondering if that a case of jock itch will mess/affect the test results and give a positive result? Am I being too paranoid? I'm pretty sure I got the jock itch because i've been going to the gym... Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

STD & HIV?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Hello,

It has been sometime i've made a posting. Just wanna update my condition. I still have night sweats,i have swelling under my armpits, i have a slight swelling on the joint between my leg and torso. I do have scallop toungue. I have been... Read more »