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What Are Tests For Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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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 sexual relationships during our relationship. Not very nice, isn't it? I had a regular woman care check in October, and all the test results are fine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A routine STD screen certainly should include HIV-antibody testing; however, there is no guarantee it was actually performed. I would suggest you contact the doctor who performed your "regular woman care check" and ask exactly what tests were... Read more »

my private part

find out was positive in june this year after i've suffered from shingles, don't know what to eat... Read more »

Risk of fingering

Deard dr.McGovernI'm worried because last night I was fingered (manual-anal) by a prostitute that... Read more »
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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

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

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

Researchers designed the current study to gain a deeper understanding of the barriers and facilitators related to STD and HIV screening among at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) in Boston. A modified respondent-driven sampling technique was... 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... 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 »

Definitive result ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My boyfriend was living with a positive girl for two years ( she never told him about her status ). The problem is that he s being tested for two years and two months on an ongoing basis and always turned out to be NEGATIVE. We have decided to have... Read more »

Terrified

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. Thanks 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 »