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What To Expect When Getting Tested For Herpes, Aids, And Std's?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development...
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Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,How would knowing whether you've had herpes in the past help you to "avoid the risk of HIV transmission and avoid passing it on to others"???? Knowing your herpes status does not prevent HIV transmission. Condoms prevent Read more »

Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you regularly provide. In turn, I would like to pledge a $200 donation to your foundation in the hope that my small contribution will allow you to continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...peaceful.Be well. Stay well.Happy holidays.Dr. BobGenital Herpes January 4, 2008What is genital herpes?Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...weoften recommend that if a person has been diagnosed with one STD, that theyget tested for other STD's as well. In regard to HIV specifically, if aperson has an STD that has an open lesion (such as herpes or syphilis), theirrisks for HIV may be... 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
...Hi. Thank you for your question.When you get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's), there is adifferent test for each disease. Different STD's are diagnosed in differentways. Some STD's are diagnosed Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

... Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmittedinfections (STIs), are diseases and infections that... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Mass Treatment for Curable STDs Has Mixed Results, Study Finds: Some STD Rates Fall, But HIV Incidence Remains Unchanged

...Community-wide treatment of curable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) reduced STD rates, and improved pregnancy outcomes, but did not reduce new HIV infections, in a recent study supported by the Read more »
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Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi I have been HIV+ since 2003. Was tested for major STDs when diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong Read more »

MY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT ERYTHEMATOUS CANDIDIASIS???? I HAVE SPLOTCHES ON MY TONGUE THAT COME AND GO. I HAVE SEEN TWO DOCTORS WHO SENT ME HOME WITH NOTHING. I HAVE A HARD TIME CLEARING MY THROAT. CAN THE DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING HAPPEN... Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection cause me to show negative for HIV? Does herpes have any effect on the test result. I have heard of co-infection with HIV and Hep c causing late... Read more »

Herpes and HIV Testing - DJ, Chiquilla

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...NEG on 14 day Elisa, 28 day PCR/Elisa, 6 and 8 week Elisa. On the 8th week I learn I have herpes. Do I need to continue with HIV testing or is 8 weeks finr. Everuone keep ssaying herpes give clear path for HIV - Imnot sure what that means. ANu... Read more »