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Participating in a Clinical Trial

...need an interpreter to help you understand it, ask for one. If you have questions, be sure you get the answers before you sign. Do not feel pressured to sign the Informed Consent until you understand the study. There are also local and national boards that review and monitor each clinical trial before it starts and while it is in progress. Trials can be stopped early if they are harming participants. You can decide to drop out of a clinical...
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A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...California, call the CDC National AIDS Hotline toll free at 800-342-AIDS.In many parts of the United States (including some localities in California), you can purchase sterile syringes without a prescription from a local pharmacy.If you do share... Read more »

Web links to locate no charge STD testing, no appointmentneeded.

Your partner and you want to locate via the INTERNET where you bothcan walk in without an appointment to get tested together for allsexually transmitted diseases including HIV human immunodeficiencyvirus, tuberculosis and immunized for hepatitis B...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...are asking about are available at all clinics. Many (but notall) clinics that do HIV testing, also provide services such as STD testing,TB testing, and immunizations. Always call ahead to determine if anappointment is required, what services... Read more »

Home testing in Canada

Hi Doc, really like what you are doing here. I found lots of useful information so far. However there is 1 question that I am very concerned about and cannot find the answer too:I really don't want to go to a std clinic for a hiv/hepititus c test...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not knowledgeable about what is available in Canada for home testing. You might call your local public health office to inquire. Alternatively, there are usually anonymous testing centers where you can get tested with a number Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...STDs in multiple populations, including past participants of similar trials. Participants are also offered free condoms and STD testing and treatment to reduce their risk for HIV infection. Additionally, injection drug users are referred to,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: Testing Urged in Fight Against STDs

...tested for STDs. Local television stations are airing spots funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV as part of a national STD testing campaign. The ads, which feature healthy-looking young people, in groups and in couples, conclude with... Read more »
The Body

National HIV Testing Day Throughout the Year!

...individuals who do not know their status and link them into medical care. Another important collaboration promoting HIV and STD testing leading up to National HIV Testing Day is a week-long testing promotion that brings together Greater Than... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: Health Department Participates in National STD Initiative participating in a health fair at Greenwich High School on April 30. The department offers free and confidential HIV and STD testing every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. at its clinic on the third floor of Town Hall; no appointment is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota: Clinic Closure Strains Area STD Testing manager for Planned Parenthood in St. Cloud, said there has been a definite increase in the number of people requesting STD testing, requiring Planned Parenthood to rearrange its schedule in order to serve walk-in patients. "We're finding... Read more »
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Posted by GSAstudent currently studying product and service design at Glasgow School of Art. I need people to tell me there experiences of STD Clinics. Tell me how you felt about the procedures and what you feel would improve the overall experience of getting... Read more »

How to find free STD clinics

Posted by don, 2 Replies
... Or go to Enter the terms with a particular state, province or area. For example enter free std testing wisconsin ______________________________ Getting tested together first ... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...the significance of the urine test. The most reliable test is still the ELISA used for screening blood donations and at your local testing and counseling site. My advice to a person in the situation you describe: Before you decide to test, it is... Read more »

Standard STD clinic tests should be done too

Posted by Anonymous
...Standard STD clinic tests should be done along with AIDS HIV and get vaccinated for hepatitis. Read more »