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Can A Blood Test Tell You If You Have An Std

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Std blood test results

Posted by Bleepo, 2 Replies
Hi all,
I had an std blood test and urine test done and after 1 week received a call that I needed to go back for the results. However they didn't say as soon as possible they said to come back Sometime after about a weeks time. When I asked if it... Read more »

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 »

std test results

Posted by Bleepo
I had an std blood test and urine test done and after 1 week received a call that I needed to go back for the results. However they said to come back in a weeks time. When I asked if it was serious the nurse said no, there is just some concern. I am... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been concerned about a possible exposure. I started out having protected sex with a sex worker. When she rolled over the condom came off and she stared to go w/o it... maybe about 1 minute. Then I stopped her and she put another on. We... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long do I have to wait to test for other STD's besides HIV?

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std blood tests and false negatives

Hi,i would like to know if anything can cause false negative results for a blood std test(HIV I,II,Hepatitis B,C,syphillis)except for the time period(is it 3 months?).I assume nothing because when i tested doctors didn't ask me anything except...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You're right, not waiting enough time can cause a false negative. There are some things, in rare instances, that can cause a test to "mess up" but then the result would be "indeterminate." In those... Read more »

Found blood on pillow in hotel,could I catch a STD?

Dear Doctor,About 2 years ago my friends and I went on vacation and stayed at a motel. After waking up in the morning I realized that there was alot of dried blood on the pillow itself that I had slept on but not the pillow case. My question is is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Was the name on the motel sign "Bates Motel" and did the proprietor look anything like Tony Perkins? OK, never mind. No, you are not at any risk from sleeping on the bloody pillow. Relax, no testing is warranted or recommended.What I... Read more »

V.D.R.L. S.T.D. Tests

Hi,I am scared of taking H.I.V. test but recently I had to do a blood test for my job, the tests I was told is V.D.R.L.-S.T.D. and the results were Non-Reactive is this in anyway related to H.I.V.? Do I need to be worried? Would the virus have shown...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A VDRL test is a blood test for syphilis, and you didn't have it when you were tested. It has nothing at all to do with HIV, and HIV would not have shown up in any routine tests for STDs. To be tested for HIV in the United States requires... Read more »

std or hiv testing

2 months ago i gave blood and urine tests. and the results were clean.. my question : Is it possible to have and STD and HIV if tests results were clean? Does those test shows STD or HIV?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,HIV/STD tests are very good at telling us whether someone is infected. The key point is whether you've waited long enough after a risky situation to be tested. The general time to wait for HIV/STDs overall is 3 months... Read more »
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