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How Are Women Tested For Std's

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many Pregnant Women May Not Get STD Tests

Many pregnant women are not following recommendations that they undergo testing for certain STDs, according to a new study. CDC and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) say all pregnant women should be tested for chlamydia... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine: Center to Provide Women's HIV/STD Testing

In recognition of Thursday's designation as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Western Maine Community Action Health Services of Norway will offer free HIV and STD testing to all females on March 8, 10 and 11 at its facility at 9... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects on Sexual Behavior and STD Rate of Brief HIV/STD Prevention Interventions for African-American Women in Primary Care Settings

The study authors tested the efficacy of brief HIV/STD risk-reduction interventions for African-American women in primary care settings. A total of 564 African-American women were recruited from a Newark, N.J., inner-city women's health clinic for... Read more »
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Women underwear fetish-fear of STD infection

Hello Dr.,I have read some of the answers on your forum and have got a little idea about the answer to my query but I will still like you to confirm it, please.I have been masturbating in women underwear which I used to steal from the laundromat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your STD/HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent, but you already knew that, didn't you? Of course you did. The only real risk I see is getting caught nicking someone else's knickers! Those Victoria Secret lacy crotchless panties are damn... Read more »

Husband's HIV/STD status after unprotected sex and testing "Please help"

My husband had unprotected sex with a woman he did not know at all. He tested for HIV at 3 months then again at 5 months using the OraSure mouth swab test. Both came back negative. I read the responses to other questions and learned if he contracted...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Your husband's three month test (and then a five month test) tells us that he is negative. Trust it! Tests are very good at what they do.It sounds like you've read about some things that can affect test results.... Read more »

Which STD tests to get?

I appreciate your candor and humor very much. It's helped me through these past couple of very stressful months. I'd like to donate to your foundation. Is it possible to use a credit card? Here's my story: I slept with 8 women in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Stressed in Asia,The HIV risk from the activities you describe, including the condom fumbling, is minimal to nonexistent.Your STD risk is similarly very low. A basic STD screen for sexually active folks includes: throat testing for gonorrhea,... 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 »
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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 »

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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hiv and other std stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all. Im a 37 yr old gay male from Argentina. I was diagnosed as hiv+ almost a year ago. Fortunately my clinical status is fine and I dont need treatment yet. As soon as I was diagnosed, my doctor indicated a series of lab routines, and VDRL... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long do I have to wait to test for other STD's besides HIV?

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