Can A Blood Test Tell You If You Have An Std

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blood testing

When you give blood do they test for every STD and HIV and Hep?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Not every STD, but syphilis, HIV-1/2, HTLV 1/2, Hepatitis B and C.MH Read more »

blood tests

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Is this test the only way?

I contacted my campus health center this week to find out about STD testing. I was informed that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
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Scared, but maybe relieved

Posted by cks2
...I recently went to get my blood tested for HIV and other STD's. I have to go back for my results this week, but I am scared. I've had some symptoms of HIV, but like Read more »

if not HIV, what then?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...glands and low-grade fever. I am in foreign country and have some trouble communicating with doctors. Considered that based on blood tests all STD are excluded in my case, what other exams would be recommended in my case? I appreciate any help.b Read more »

Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

Rash on skin of penis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have been getting a rash on the skin of my penis, sort of rough and then goes away and then comes back. Or is this a type of STD - it used to be VERY itchy but not it is not. It has not turned into blisters or bled. Can anyone help me with... Read more »