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Does Std Testing Test For Hiv As Well

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HIV Wellness Checklist

About This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file of test results. Also, keep track of any antiretroviral medications you take and when these change. This will be very helpful if you ever change health care providers. Routine Laboratory Tests CD4...
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Can I be infected when I take an HIV/STD test?

Hello,I was wondering if it's possible to get HIV's/STD's after being tested for them in a clinic? I got an HIV/STD test 1 year and 7 months after having sex. Both times were protected. After my HIV/STD test, all the results came back...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from getting tested for HIV. Needles are never reused. And yes HSV is what causes cold sores. Be well and stay safe, Shannon... 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 »

Nystatin, Desonate and my HIV/STD test reliability.

Dear Dr. Bob, I apply Nystatin/Triamcinolon Acetonide cream 30gm for my anal itching, inside the anus as well as on the perianal area and i also apply Desonate 0.05% gel for my scalp itching on a big area on my scalp. I am applying that from couple...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Neither your Nystatin/Triamcinolone acetate cream nor your desonate gel will affect the validity of your HIV-antibody test results or alter the window period for seroconversion. Specialized (PCR) testing is not warranted.Thank you for your... Read more »

I waitied 6 months to test for STD and HIV

I need some help to get on with my life I had unprotected sex 6 months ago and I haven't been with anyone since then so I waitied 6 months and one week I test for HIV 1/2 and it came out negative also the STD test this been driving me crazy I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThe standards for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks and then again at 3 months, where 97% of the population will test negative or positive you can then again be tested at 6 months which would then be 100%.since you waited and had the... 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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std test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had protected sex and 3 days later i had std test done they said everything was negative and they told me that i Should wait a month to make it conclusive and I also heard that you should wait 3 months which one is right . ? the only ones that... 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 »

my last tests for STD's

Posted by notanonymous, 4 Replies
hopefully my last ever! i waited a few weeks extra to rule out any possible second-guessing. i went to a doctor yesterday that is a distant friend of the family and got him to order everything so i can forget about this whole thing although i... Read more »