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Can Chlamydia Testing Ever Be Wrong

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At-Home STD Tests Private, but Sometimes Wrong

A few for-profit firms are selling at-home STD tests with the promise of saving money, time and possible embarrassment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, has not approved the companies' kits, and one study found their accuracy was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

A chlamydia test for males using first-void urine has proven effective in a study, and the rapidity of its results could offer patients same-day treatment, say British researchers. Dr. Helen H. Lee of the University of Cambridge and colleagues... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Urine Test Spots Chlamydia in Male Teens

Routine urine screening for chlamydia is an effective means of detecting infections in sexually active young men, according Dr. Kathleen P. Tebb of the University of California-San Francisco and colleagues. Chlamydia is moderately prevalent among... Read more »
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Got Chlamydia, could I have gotten HIV too?

Dear Dr. Robert,I am a Greek 30 year old not-virgin-anymore, and I am scared. Two weeks ago I had sex (for the first time) with a high-class escort (those ladies who do a lot of stuff for a lot of money). We had protected sex, I didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk, even with the possible (but not confirmed) chlamydia infection, remains exceedingly low. Some STDs, like chlamydia, for instance, are much, much easier to acquire than HIV. It is true that having chlamydia could attract... Read more »

Chlamydia testing (including urine tests)

I recently had a Chlaymidia urine test (PCR-DNA) performed approximately one week after the possible exposure. The test came back negative. I have a couple questions regarding my test:1. Is the PCR-DNA test a fairly accurate test?2. Was my...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. When we are doing tests for chlamydia, there are different types of tests available (cell culture, Direct Fluorescent Antibody, EIA, Nucleic Acid Probe, LCR, PCR, and TMA-CT). Some of the newer tests available can use... Read more »

Tested positive for chlamydia, had sex 4 days later.

I know there have been similar questions, but my scenario is a little different. My ex cheated on me and I later found out he gave me chlamydia. I was treated and four days later had sex with a different guy who is clean of std's. Is it...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Yes, it is possible you did not infect him as you were treated. DW... Read more »

Testing, risk, and treatment "CHLAMYDIA + HIV (?)"

I just found out i have chlamydia and took the medicine this evening, soon i will be free from it, however i am awaiting the three month marker to get tested for hiv. My question is... i had sex with 2 people unprotected, one who was drunk so...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Because your sex partner came in you (multiple times), we'd consider this to be high risk. This is just risk though, if you got HIV all depends on if your partner was infected in the first place, how rough the sex was,... Read more »
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chlamydia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can any1 out there help me with this question, i have been with my boyfriend for 3 years and as far as I am aware neither of us has had any other partner in that time. about 3 months ago he got tested and he showed up positive with chlamydia so a... Read more »

Chlamydia testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

does anyone around here happen to know how frequent an occurence false negatives are with Chlamydia testing through PCR on first-catch urine?

Thanks in advance,
anonymous Read more »

HLTV testing, and others? -- Also Chlamydia/HIV?

Posted by SoStupid, 2 Replies
Hello again everyone. It's late and I'm once again speculating about all the horrible things that I could have.

My question is simple though -- does anyone know how to go about testing for HPV (gen. warts -- read that you can get tested for them),... Read more »

chlamydia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It seems there's a lot of confusion about test procedures for chlamydia. The best way to test is by taking a swab and/or urine test. Blood test may or maynot pick up chlamydia and there seems to be a lot of false positive readings via blood tests.... Read more »