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Home Chlamydia Testing

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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 »

a website offers a rapid test. What do you think? offers a rapid test. What do you think? Read more »

I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP..cdc couldn't help me!

Hi, I'm having real problems deciding whether my results are conclusive. I think I might have had a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing Rates of HIV-Infected Men: Low Despite Guidelines

Noting that gonorrhea (GC) and chlamydia (CT) screening for HIV-infected men "may decrease HIV transmission and reduce the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease in female partners," the study authors determined GC/CT testing rates in a clinical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Free Condoms Dispensed to Young

...that more machines are being placed at other colleges, universities, and health centers. The kiosks dispense free condoms and chlamydia test kits that can be accessed through thumbprint technology. Potential users, who can be as young as 13... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Home HIV Testing -- The Good and the Bad

...been approved for home use. You must go through your doctor toget a saliva antibody test. I have also seen on the Internet home chlamydia tests, home TB tests, homehepatitis B tests, home drug screening tests and a growing number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reinfections, Persistent Infections, and New Infections After General Population Screening for Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection in The Netherlands

...and to identify risk factors for reinfection. A group of 21,000 15- to 29-year-old women and men were offered home-based urine chlamydia testing. One year after the study, a subsample of 299 participants were offered retesting. The researchers... Read more »
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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 »

am i infected?

Posted by CJA, 1 Reply
hey im healthy 23yr old had protected sex and unprotected oral sex both ways i went down on her for a short time and she went down on me about 20 days later notice that my bottoms gums were inflammed and my throat was red not sore just Red it is a... Read more »

Test results are in....please look!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for my Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphillis tests. My gonorrhea test is negative, and my syphillis test is negative. But my chlamydia test came back as "out of range." What does that mean? Someone please help me. The clinic told me that they... Read more »

what do i have to do

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had a test at three month excactly 93 days all i want to know is what to do know . will i have late converstion i have pain in my groin and some stomach aches especially in my back . i need yuur opinion. pease do excuse my english because i'm... Read more »