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Testing For Gonorrhea

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2006. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2007. Hook EW III and Handsfield HH. Gonococcal infections in the adult. In: K. Holmes, P. Sparling, P. Markh et al (eds). Sexually Transmitted Diseases , 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999, 451-466. Weinstock H, Berman S, Cates W. Sexually...
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how long can you have the clap

my husband cd4 count was 32 & vl was 55,000 so they say you can have hiv for years what about the clap he also had that to he is on atripla and doing much better now but not me please give me answer
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...which leads many to become diagnosed positive only after having developed very severe immune deficiency (a rationale for routine testing for anyone with any risk factors).The "clap" (aka gonorrhea) is different- the vast majority of men (though... Read more »

std or infection?

What are the differences from gonorrhea symptoms and symptoms from an urinary tract infection? Can gonorrhea be transmitted through oral sex?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...tests.Gonorrhea can be transmitted through oral sex if the receptive partner (the person who puts their mouth on the genitals) has a gonococcal infection in their throat. For more information about STDs, see Sexually Transmitted Disease Basics... Read more »

What does the gram stain test for exactly?

Does the gram stain test only for gonorrhea or chlamydia or other sexually transmitted diseases? My result said "no organisms found,no pus cells,occasional squamous epithelial cells found? advice
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...gonorrhea. It does NOT test for chlamydia or syphilis or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).Both chlamydia and syphilis are tested for by other tests. In the case of syphilis, a blood test, called RPR, is necessary. Diffferent... Read more »

Is HIV Test Just an HIV Test

I am in a new relationship and before becoming intimate I am insisting that both my partner and myself be tested for std's, A local group in our area offers free HIV tests my concern is that this test will not be comprehensive and while I will not...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.You're right. An HIV test is just that- a test for HIV. It's not a test for syphillis, warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis or anything else.Moreover, a negative HIV test doesn't rule out recently-acquired HIV infection.Be safe out... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing Rates of HIV-Infected Men: Low Despite Guidelines

...identified for all men enrolling in a Baltimore HIV clinic from 1999 to 2007. Clinical and demographic factors associated with being tested and with having a positive result were assessed using multivariate Cox and logistic regression. Of 1,110... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial Culture

...chlamydia and gonorrhea in the throat or rectum, provided they first perform in-house studies to verify the accuracy of their testing methods in accordance with established federal regulations. The San Francisco Department of Public Health, for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea Infections in Asymptomatic MSM Missed Due to Lack of Testing at All Exposed Anatomic Sites

...(throat) gonorrhea infections among asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM) are missed and not treated because many are not tested at all sites of reported exposure. Led by CDC's Kristen C. Mahle, researchers evaluated asymptomatic MSM... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asymptomatic Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections Detected by Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests Among Boston Area Men Who Have Sex With Men

...technique. De-identified medical records were analyzed and linked to prevalence monitoring results. Among participants, 11 percent tested positive for one of the two STDs from at least one mucosal site. Men with an STD were considerably more... Read more »
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receiving oral sex risk?

Posted by merrywell
...whose HIV status I'm not sure of(i'm a female). I regret what I did and feel so guilty. Stupid me. Am I at risk for HIV? I tested negative for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis and have had no herpes outbreaks and don't think I have any other... Read more »

I'm very nervous

Posted by whyme, 2 Replies
Starting my fith week since my nutty night. Had a sore throat for three weeks its gone now. I read where that is a symptom of HIV infection. I hope all the info about oral is correct but I am nervous. Read more »

Test results are in....please look!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I finally got my results for my Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphillis tests. My gonorrhea test is negative, and my syphillis test is negative. But my chlamydia test came back as Read more »

Just got tested

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I just got tested for Syphillis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. I will post again after I get my results. If any of you remember my post, I am still Read more »