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Planned Parenthood Std Hiv Test

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Indiana: Planned Parenthood Offers Free STD Testing

This article was reported by WTHR-TV . WTHR-TV reported that Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) will participate in the sixth annual Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign during April's STD Awareness Month by offering free STD and HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Planned Parenthood Sues Tennessee Over Cuts to STD Program

Two Planned Parenthood groups are suing Tennessee for denying them grants to participate in CDC-funded HIV and syphilis prevention programs. The suit, filed Feb. 2 by Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee (PPMET) and Planned Parenthood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: Planned Parenthood to Offer Free STD Tests

As part of the "Get Yourself Tested" campaign and National STD Awareness Month, Planned Parenthood will offer free STD screenings at 19 locations across Indiana during April. The free tests will be available during the first week of the month and on... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Bad advice from planned parenthood?

Hi Dr. Bob-I called my local planned parenthood concerend about a potential exposure (cut on my finger during a manicure, liquid styptic put on my cut and lotion massaged on my hands afterward), and the woman there told me it was a significant risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You cut your finger during a manicure? OUCHAMAGOUCHA!!!The initial advice you received was inaccurate. I agree with the advice you subsequently got from the AIDS hotline and CDC. To answer your specific questions:1.No.2.A negative test is always... Read more »

Planned parenthood in Texas is making me wait

Hi Dr. Bob! I had unprotected insertive oral from someone and I am going to take a test at three months mark. But when I called planned parent hood. They told me to take one when after 4 months. So what should I do?.. Should I take one now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There are many illogical and bizarre things about Texas for instance Tom DeLay, or certain inhabitants of Crawford and the fact that "he needed killin'" is considered a valid defense in court. Consequently I can't comment on... Read more »

Self Funded Health Benefits Law Firm - STD and HIV Testing/Status

My question involves the following fact pattern:An extraordinarily conservative law firm self funds its employee welfare benefit program. Employee need to be tested for STDs and HIV. As a self funded entity, an "officer" of the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
And all the partners at the firm are completely monogamous, right? Good grief. You are a great candidate for the mail-in HIV test, obtainable at a pharmacy (ideally one where they don't know you). Or you could call the AIDS Service Organization... Read more »

was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative (for HIV-1 and everything... Read more »
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Nurse at Planned Parenthood said test at 6 & 12mos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been visiting this forum and also doing alot of research and what I have learned is 3 mos is a very good and then 6 mos to be sure.
Went to Planned Parenthood yesterday took the Ora sure and the nurse said that It was good I was testing at 6... Read more »

Planned Parenthood... Elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if the blood draw test provided at Planned Parenthood (the one that takes 3-5 business days); is that an ELISA? I asked them, but the girl didn't seem to know. I will appreciate your info. Read more »

Planned Parenthood

Posted by hangclean, 1 Reply
Why does planned parenthood still recommend 6 months for an antibody test? Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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