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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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test for hiv hcv and other std

hi!i am from greece and i received oral sex from a person i don`t know.i want to know what are the window periods for hiv and hcv.i was tested for hiv on the 3rd month and it was negative.i just want to be 100% sure for all the std`s.thank you in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood to blood exposure so I wouldn't test for this exposure. I think your negative HIV test at 3 months is also reassuring since this was a low risk exposure.... Read more »

OraQuick Advance and PCR Test

Hi Dr Frascino,I am curious how accurate these tests are and the typical window period for each with regard to detectability. I was topped (with condom) just over a month ago. I don't think the codom tore or leaked, but who can really tell in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Bi-Curious Guy,HIV-antibody tests, including OraQuick Advance, taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be conclusive or definitive.PCR testing is generally not recommended for routine screening, due to the rate of... Read more »

was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative (for HIV-1 and everything... Read more »

STD Testing window

Dear Dr. McGovern, During unprotected oral sex with a part time sworker i experienced an open cut (1mm radius) on the glans of my penis. Later i had protected vaginal sex with no contact with any body fluid. Hence not knowing the likelihood of the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
All readers: Please refer your HIV specific questions to the HIV forum...... Read more »
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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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6/27, Austin, TX: FREE HIV STD TESTING AT ROSEWOOD ZARAGOSA

Posted by bartleby
CITY OF AUSTIN FREE HIV STD TESTING AT ROSEWOOD ZARAGOSA NHTD 2012

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 , Austin TX

What: Free and Confidential HIV/STD Testing
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 1pm 7pm
Where: Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center Gym, 2800 Webberville... Read more »

oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 (oral swab)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my self doubting, since the symptoms are more convincing.
How much... Read more »

i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »