How Long Should You Wait To Get Tested For Chlamydia

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HIV Health Checklist

...not be used by people with HIV. People with HIV should not receive tetanus and diphtheria booster shots more than once every 10 years, or after 5 years if injured Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine usually gives life-long protection. If you did not get these vaccines as a child, you should get an MMR vaccination. However, this live vaccine is not recommended for people with a CD4 cell count below 200. NOTE: The original version of...
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Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My question is, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...perform a thorough evaluation to ascertain the cause of your persistent symptoms.Good luck.Dr. BobMy first doctor visit after testing positiveAug 1, 2009 I tested positive 2 weeks ago and have an apt. with my internist coming up. Likely infected... Read more »

Does this warrent further testing?

So, here's the deal... I had 2 'high risk' (just as a sidenote, I am a hetero male) encounters about a year ago to the day. I had unprotected sex with my ex girlfriend at the end of Oct. 06 through mid Nov. 06 (approx.) 4 times. Please note a 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your... Read more »

LGV testing

Hi Dr Bob,I don't know if you are familiar with this rare std.. Lymphomgranuloma Venereum or LGV. It seems to have similar symptoms of HIV.. I tested negative for HIV out to 6mos and have tested negative for other stds as weel. Can LGV be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who have sex with men (MSM). The MMWR article describes The Netherlands' LGV finding including clinical signs and symptoms along with CDC's 2002 STD Treatment Guidelines for LGV. Using LGV testing technology not commercially available (LGV... Read more »


I understand the incubation for Chlamydia could be anywhere from 2 days to 4 weeks. My question is, after receiving Chlamydia, how long would it take to show up in a swab test? Thanks.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...I'm not familiar with the window period associated to chalmydia testing (I've read two weeks, but this might not apply to all types of screening tests). If you have questions about the accuracy of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...If untreated, chlamydial infections can progress to serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-term and long-term consequences. Like the disease itself, the damage that chlamydia causes is often "silent." In women, untreated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia Infection May Boost Cervical Cancer Risk

...cervical cancer. If future studies find the same results, Wallin said, health officials may wish to increase the rates of chlamydiatesting and treatment to prevent cervical cancer. Back to other CDC news for October 9, 2002 Previous Updates... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...screening require a health professional to collect a swab sample of genital secretions. For women this type of test "minutely prolongs" a pap smear, FDA's Mitchell explains. "At worst, it can feel like a tiny menstrual cramp, but most women don't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...will reduce the risk of these complications. Pregnant women should consult a health care provider for appropriate examination, testing, and treatment, as necessary. How is gonorrhea diagnosed? Several laboratory tests are available to... Read more »
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waiting is so hard

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...running a lot of tests but for some reason they told him that they couldn't get back to him for a few days. why it takes that long, i don't know, but i'm so scared. I know he has had many sexual partners in the past. anyway, i'm doing all i can... Read more »

big mistake help!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
help...i had a situation and sorry but i have to describe what happened. I had a few experiences about 4 to be exact with diferent guys. With 3 of them we just did mutual masterbation and my penis touched there anus a few times but did not penetrate... Read more »

What did you feel?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Can i just get a quick concencous??! What sort of symptoms/events drove you to get your HIV test done? 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 »