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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

How To Get Tested For Sexually Transmitted Disease

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STD Testing

If I test positive for STD gonorrena, syphilis does my doctor report it to the health department
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, some sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV and syphilis, are reported to the health department. This helps epidemiologists keep track of how the epidemic Read more »

Does regular Ob/Gyn routine detect HIV?

Dear Dr. Bob,I broke up with my ex-boyfriend in April, and just found out that he had quite a few... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Questions Drug Store Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter warning Identigene that its over-the-counter test to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea has not been approved by the agency. The product is being sold at most Rite Aid stores. Steve Smith,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: Perceived Everyday Racism, Residential Segregation, and HIV Testing Among Patients at a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

...remain undiagnosed, the researchers noted. The proportion of diagnoses among blacks is increasing, and blacks may obtain HIV testing at higher rates than do other racial/ethnic groups, according to surveys. In the current study, the authors... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

...representing 48 Los Angeles health care clinics. Fifty percent of clinics reported using a written or electronic protocol for STD testing. Clinics with such protocols were significantly more likely to report questioning patients at each visit... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Who Have Sex With Men: Perceptions About Sexual Risk, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Provider Communication

...participants' understanding of STDs and HIV, risk perceptions, reasons for getting (or not getting) tested, and experiences with testing. Though most of the MSM knew the signs and symptoms of HIV, they were less familiar with STDs, the study... Read more »
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How to consult the doctor.

Posted by Anonymous
...What questions should the doctor ask, or what should you tell the doctor when getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS ?... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi. You have seen it all before. I have tested negative many times, but am still TERRIFIED. I want to know if ANYONE knows anyone who took longer than 7 months to test positive. Read more »

Does HIV show up in a gynecological test??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am not sure if I have contracted the HIV virus. I had unprotected sex with a man a little more than 6 months ago. I recently had my regular gynecological check-up and a test done on my vaginal fluids. I didn't tell my doctor about my worry and... Read more »

Put to rest

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I tested HIV neg 3 and 6 months after risky encouter. I still fear that I have hiv. It seems my allergies have gotten worse, my bowel Read more »