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Home Std Tests

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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

Missouri: County Might Institute Fees for STD Testing

Public health officials in Boone County, Missouri -- home of the flagship campus of the University of Missouri -- want to begin charging for STD testing, but at the same time worry that fees will deter some people from getting tested. Stephanie... 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 »

Together, have you and your partner been tested together for all STD's including HIV, TB and vaccinated for hepatitus B and A?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Rick, have you and your partner been tested together for all sexually transmitted diseases including human immunodeficiency virus, tuberculosis and vaccinated for hepatitus B and A? What were both your test results? When were you both tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.My personal health status is a private matter. My HIV status, and otheraspects of my personal health, are not relevant here. My health status doesnot have any bearing on my answers on this website. The answers... 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 »
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Anyone know these home test kits? dodgy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I rushed out and ordered one of these ones due to the fact that lately I've gotten very nervous even though after unprotected sex I had no symptoms and no other std's over 18 months ago. Are these tests dodgy? anyone know anything about them? Here's... Read more »

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 »

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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HOME ACCESS is the ONLY home test one should use

Posted by DUDE
If you used the HOMEACCESS (FDA approved) HIV anti-body test, and it was >6 months past your last test,
you are HIV negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same
test used by... Read more »