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How Is A Chlamydia Test Performed

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...period will greatly reduce infection rates. A cost-effective and efficient way to combine standard ELISA tests with viral load tests is called a "pooled PCR". Viral load tests are expensive to do individuallys. Instead of performing viral load tests on individual blood samples, they have found a way to combine or "pool" samples and test multiple people's specimens at one time. If a pooled sample tests positive, the laboratory technicians...
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HIV Exposure, Test at 10 weeks and pregnant wife

Hi,I'm a bi-sex male and at the beginning of Sep 07 I had protected sex with a professional sex worker (male) in Newark. During the exposure I kissed his penis but have not performed oral on him without protection. I then received anal sex from the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative 10-week HIV-antibody test transmit HIV to someone else? yes, it's theoretically possible, because HIV-antibody tests performed prior to three months from the date of potential HIV exposure are not considered to be conclusive. As for... Read more »

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, Read more »

HIV & Chlamydia

Dear Dr Ryan,I had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman (not sex worker) on 25th October 2001. No other exposure after the incident.I have performed blood test for STD (VDRL, THPA, Gonococcal antibodies, Herpes simplex virus type 1 & 2 and...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...An "equivocal" result on a chlamydia test means that the results are not definite (like an indeterminate HIV test result). You need to be retested, but the odds are that Read more »

Why do Doctors order tests inside the window period?

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you so much for the wealth of knowledge you give to this site. I have learned a great deal about HIV that I did not know before.I have a question regarding testing. Why do some doctors/healthcare centers order patients HIV tests if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...false-positive results and this type of testing is not appropriate for routine HIV screening for a variety of reasons.Regarding urine tests for Chlamydia, yes, they are trustworthy.Be well, Carl.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia

...women with risk factors for chlamydia (a new sex partner or multiple sex partners). All pregnant women should have a screening test for chlamydia. Complications among men are rare. Infection sometimes spreads to the epididymis (the tube that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

...in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and other European countries, Lee said. The study, " Performance Evaluation of a New Rapid Urine Test for Chlamydia in Men: Prospective Cohort Study ," was published in the British Medical Journal ... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Researchers Look at Three Bacterial STDs Among Youth

...urine screening for LE were identified for 6,173 (87%) males. Of 298 males with a positive LE test, follow-up gonorrhea and chlamydia test were performed and identified for 116 male students. Of the male participants who were tested for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Shows Few Women Seeking Emergency Contraception Are Tested for STDs Despite Being at High Risk

...EC-request visits were by young women aged 13-25; the median age was 21 (range: 13-49). Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing was performed at only 27 percent (1,259/4,657) of all EC-request visits. Among the women who were tested for these STDs,... Read more »
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Am I infected?

Posted by Questioningone, 1 Reply
...discharge from the eyes especially in the mornings, and some swelling around the right eye. Monday November 12th: I take the Chlamydia test, which I later get a negative result for (I rang them today, November 19th). I ask the nurse and only... Read more »

PLEASE HELP - could this be an only symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...this being a symptom of where the virus entered the body? It may of course be from the test swabs used on my 2 Gonhorrea and Chlamydia tests. Please share any support or info you have as I am going crazy waiting for the 3 month window to expire... Read more »

Typical worry post

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...night at the 17 day mark. No fever. I saw my doctor, he says I am making a huge deal about this. I am getting an HIV, GC and Chlamydia test to be sure I didn't get an STD. I am worried sick. I cannot function. Every waking moment is... Read more »

window for STDs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know hoe long it would take for a STD to show up on your body ? like HEP or Warts ? ect... all these sexually transmitted diseases its been a few months since I last had sex I am waiting out the window period I have had no symptoms and... Read more »