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How To Get Tested For Sexually Transmitted Disease

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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

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... 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

More than 25 percent of Americans with HIV 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.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

protect from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases

Celebrities and VIPS are having sex with many girls ,how they protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI would say that they are all most likely using condoms and getting tested and knowing their status. Anyone who has sex is vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and using protection is your best way to protect yourself.Be well and stay... Read more »

Would having one sexually transmitted disease lower any possibility of resistance to HIV exposure or resistance to another STD?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Would having one sexually transmitted disease lower any possibility of resistance to HIV exposure or resistance to another STD?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If a person has one Sexually TransmittedDisease (STD), they may have been exposed to others as well. That's why weoften recommend that if a person has been diagnosed with one STD, that theyget tested for other... Read more »

Sexually Transmitted Hepatitis C/Homosexual Men

I am very concerned! I recently found out that a former sexual partner may have contracted hepatitis c. It has been almost 2 months since i have even spoken to him and I have (within the past 3 days) have had a constant tingling or peripheral...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is a sexually transmitted disease in gay men and I have also seen at least one case in gay women. Your symptoms are not likely HCV however you should get tested for all STD's if you have had an unsafe encounter and that includes... Read more »

i am 15 and may be pregnant with a sexually transmitted diseas

I NEED YOUR HELP...i am a 15 year old girl who has been sexually active before with but never unprotected.i am worried sick because about a year ago i started noticing some changes in my body such as a small wierd rash that grew to half my chest...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You need to see a doctor, preferably at a sexually transmitted disease clinic. Find a trusted adult and go and be seen. It is very likely whatever you have can be treated and you can be reassured. If you are afraid and put your head in the sand... Read more »
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Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for
  a. sexually transmitted diseases,
      pharyngeal throat... Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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sexually transmitted infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what is sexually transmitted infection (STI) Read more »

BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

Posted by Hellen, 1 Reply


Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?


The past...

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