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How Much Does It Cost To Get Tested For Stds

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Time for Talk, Tests on STDs

"Many Americans were shocked in 2008 when [CDC] announced that at least one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the direct medical cost in the United States for treatment of STDs is about... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Women requesting emergency contraception (EC) at STD clinics are considered to be at high risk for STDs because they typically report recent unprotected sex. Yet new research conducted at the ten STD clinics run by the New York City Department of... Read more »
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Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey MW,You went into a store to grab a paper and wound up with an unknown throbbing tallywhacker tickling your tonsils? Hmm. I shutter to think what happens to you when you go out for weekly grocery shopping!?!I'll reprint below some... Read more »

Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »

STDs and testing

Excluding HIV, what is the window-period for other STDs?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. This is actually a very complicated question. This is because STDs are actually an entire group of diseases. Therefore, you are dealing with many different answers. The following is a VERY GENERAL review of when... Read more »

Other STDs Affect HIV Test

Doctor Bob,You are a legend -Just a quickie - Can having another more common STD like Chlamydia, Gonnorhea etc have any affect on the HIV blood test ie. causing false negatives or extending window period?I have checked the archives but Im obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Quickie question. Quickie answer. Nope! Concurrent STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, will not affect HIV-antibody test results or change the duration of the window period.You're welcome!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Testing for AIDS HIV and other STDs

Posted by Anonymous
Getting tested for the standard STD clinic tests works better than just getting one test because the tests are cross indicators. Often people with an STD have more than one infection.


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STDs and affecitng HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been tested at 3,6, and 10 months after my initial encounter of heterosexual unprotected vaginal sex. In all of these tests, I have been found to be negative. My question then is whether or not the prescence of something like chlamydia or... Read more »

Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?...


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Cost of testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me how much an HIV antibody test would cost around? As well as the consultation fee?

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