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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care

The researchers evaluated whether routine, twice-yearly STD testing, together with brief risk-reduction counseling, reduces STD incidence and high-risk behaviors. The SUN study is a prospective, observational HIV cohort study carried out in four US... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: STD Testing Campaign for Gay Men Under Way

Following last year's successful campaign to promote STD testing among gay men, a team of San Francisco health advocates is once again calling for a "spring cleaning" during the month of April. The drive is the brainchild of Castroguys, a group of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: State Health Officials Recommend Testing for STDs

The week of April 22 is designated Connecticut STD Testing Week, and state Department of Public Health officials are urging sexually active residents to get screened. One in four U.S. adults will have an STD at some point in their lifetime, said DPH... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

rna test and std test

hi doctori had relations without protectionafter 28 days i did an std test and it was negativethen i waited 5 days (33 days after exposure) to do and RNA of hiv and it was negative before that day i was using benadryl for allergies it doesn't...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Medications will not affect results of the HIV RNA PCR (viral load test). DW... Read more »

Free HIV or STD testing Clinic in NYC

I want to know are there any places that offer free HIV and STD testing?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
For New York City, call 1-800-TALK-HIV. The Department of Health will schedule an appointment at a clinic closest to you. You can also request to be tested at an anonymous site.RMK... Read more »

std testing

Is there any series of tests that you can take in order to find out if you have any std, or do you have to be tested for every std seperatly?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
They are separate tests for each kind of STD. Some are blood tests and some are cultures or molecular tests from genital/anal/oral material.... Read more »
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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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STD test "time table" ?

Posted by Hawaii_Guy, 1 Reply
Hey, does anyone know at what point in time testing for STD is past the incubation period? I tested 5 days 'afterwards" and if that is not enough time -- would definitely test again.

Thanks in advance,

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Did you get the other standard STD tests yet?

Posted by Anonymous
Did you get the other standard STD tests yet?...

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6/27, Austin, TX: FREE HIV STD TESTING AT ROSEWOOD ZARAGOSA

Posted by bartleby
CITY OF AUSTIN FREE HIV STD TESTING AT ROSEWOOD ZARAGOSA NHTD 2012

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 , Austin TX

What: Free and Confidential HIV/STD Testing
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 1pm 7pm
Where: Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center Gym, 2800 Webberville... Read more »