What Is The Chlamydia And Gonorrhea Test Called

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...However, drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are increasing in many areas of the world, including the United States, and successful treatment of gonorrhea is becoming more difficult. Because many people with gonorrhea also have chlamydia , another STD, antibiotics for both infections are usually given together. Persons with gonorrhea should be tested for other STDs. It is important to take all of the medication prescribed to cure...
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Really Scared Doc! Please Help! Will donate

Dear Dr.Bob,Firstly, I would like to say May God shower his blessings upon you for all the great work you are doing. You are truly an inspiration. I know you do not require a donation to answer questions but I would like to donate anyway.For the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. No. Your "symptoms" are not worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). (And you are correct about the unreliability of symptoms in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.)2. This is very variable from case to case. Oral candidiasis... Read more »

What is gonorrhea? Is it curable?

If your partner has had Gonorrhea and has been treated, does it re-occur (like herpes), or gone for good after treatment? I don't know that much about the disease. Please help.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...closely resemble those of other infections. For example, the symptoms of gonorrhea closely resemble those of other STDs (such as chlamydia or NSU/NGU). In addition, gonococcal symptoms also resemble those of urinary tract infections and other... Read more »

Accuracy of std-hiv testing

Dear Rick, I would like to know how accurate both std and hiv testing is for males. I had two rounds of tests done because i was experiencing very minor pain in the groin/seat when sitting. The tests included having blood and swab cultures taken and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.By 7 months after infection, if you were infected with HIV, syphilis,chlamydia, and gonorrhea, you would have tested positive. Often, for many ofthe STD's, a person can test positive within a month or so Read more »

Getting Tested with My Partner

Rick, my partner and I would like to be tested for any sort of STD before having intercourse. Is there a blood test that can be done, to determine if either of us has an STD? Do they have to do a specific test for each possible STD, or can they do a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...STD's are diagnosed by "swab" tests, wherea swab is used to take a sample, and then that sample is tested for certainSTD's. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are tested in this way. Some STD's arediagnosed by visual inspection, including Genital Warts... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ontario Researchers Look at Gonorrhea in the Throat

...further aspects of the study. Other key findings were as follows: 40% of 176 men with pharyngeal gonorrhea who underwent gonorrhea testing of their urinary tract (or urine samples) had gonorrhea-causing germs detected in the urinary tract. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many STIs Not Detected in U.S. Because of Lack of Testing Among MSM, Health Officials Say

...as one-fourth of throat infections, were missed because some physicians did not test all anatomical sites of recent exposure. Gonorrhea tests should include specimens from all potential exposure sites, the Times reports. In addition, Eric Tai,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska: Rural Youths Can Tap Web for STD Info

...site visitors will be able to order kits allowing them to collect specimens in private and mail in the swabs for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing. The testing program is offered through a partnership with Johns Hopkins University. The online... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Shows Few Women Seeking Emergency Contraception Are Tested for STDs Despite Being at High Risk

...majority (77%) of these EC-request visits were by young women aged 13-25; the median age was 21 (range: 13-49). Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing was performed at only 27 percent (1,259/4,657) of all EC-request visits. Among the women who were... Read more »
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