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Do Home Std Tests Work

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Makes Improvements on HIV/AIDS Efforts, but More Work to Be Done, Report Finds; District Expands STD Testing Pilot Program for Students

The fifth annual report card from the Washington, D.C.,-based Appleseed Center for Law and Justice examining the district's response to HIV gives the city "high marks for rapid testing, interagency coordination, surveillance and fighting the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Free STD Testing

The University of North Texas is working with Dallas County Health and Human Services to mark World AIDS Day by offering free STD testing this week through Friday. Walk-in testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday in the University... Read more »
Ask the Experts

PLEASE ANSWER.Possible HIV infection, reliability of STD testing services offered on Internet, etc

Dear Dr. Bob,First, Happy, Happy New Year to you and your partner.! Second, I would like to thank you for answering so many questions. Your answers are educational, optimistic and encouraging unlike many others that I could find on the Internet. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Daniel,"Drunk and horny" are always a worrisome combination.Unprotected insertive anal sex (and, to a much less degree, unprotected oral sex) place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Your "full STD screening" two months... Read more »

Dr bob if you can answer all my last 4 forum questions (especially the"I'm begging last quest." " tylenol and advil" "STD" test I want to donate $500. I will regardless, but if you could by tommorrow I will make it. I know your busy but those last 4 foru

I'll give u my credit card #, money order, check, cash, whatever.I'm pleading. I want to move on in therapy for depression and your confirmation will solve 75% of my problems. I swear after this all I'll do is say hi amd donate.U can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,WHOA!!!!! Steady there young fellow. You've been firing questions off at such an alarming rate I'm worried you're going to get carpel tunnel syndrome from all the fast and furious typing! Actually, another name for carpel tunnel... Read more »

Home testing in Canada

Hi Doc, really like what you are doing here. I found lots of useful information so far. However there is 1 question that I am very concerned about and cannot find the answer too:I really don't want to go to a std clinic for a hiv/hepititus c...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am not knowledgeable about what is available in Canada for home testing. You might call your local public health office to inquire. Alternatively, there are usually anonymous testing centers where you can get tested with a number only....Again... Read more »

How soon should I get tested for HIV/STD?

I had sex at the massage parlor Wednesday afternoon, I chose to have sex at this place because I barely get any action. First I had sex with this lady with a condom on, then the condom slipped off and it wasn't good to be used again... then she...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Anytime you have unprotected penetrative anal or vaginal sex the risk for HIV is increased. Since this was a one-time, brief occurrence, and you were the insertive partner, it is doubtful that transmission occurred. I would suggest testing... Read more »
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Home tests/Rash

Posted by eh3572, 1 Reply
Just curious on what the rash for HIV looks like and does it itch? I has unprotected sex 8 days ago and now I have this itchy rash. Also do home tests work? I bought one from International Technology Exchange Corp. and I was just curious if... Read more »

Anyone else have experience with oraquick in-home test?

Posted by nino_torres, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone,

3 years ago, I had protected intercourse with the girl I lost my virginity to. We had protected sex twice and she gave me unprotected oral twice. 3 months after that, I had protected sex with another girl.

After a dry spell of 3 years,... Read more »

Home Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could anyone tell me how the home test works? After you purchase it, do you just mail it in (is everthing enclosed)? And how long till you find out (over the phone)?
What section are they located in?


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Posted by SHAYE, 2 Replies
Hey does any one know of an at home test that is said to work? I am really worried about getting a test done and would rather do it at home first. I heard only trust the ones that Are FDA approved, but I was wondering if anyone knew of one reliable... Read more »