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Would Gonorrhea Show Up In A Prenatal Screening

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Two Sexually Transmitted Diseases Rise; Metro Health Officials Believe Extra Screenings Reveal More Cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

In metro Detroit, reported cases of chlamydia rose 25 percent last year, while cases of gonorrhea rose 18 percent, statistics from the state Department of Community Health show. In Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, chlamydia cases climbed from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island: Bill Would Add HIV Test to Prenatal Screening

Rep. Eileen Naughton (D-Warwick) has introduced a bill in the Rhode Island Legislature calling for HIV tests to be included in the panel of prenatal screenings for pregnant women. "They can perform the tests quickly, even while the mother is in... 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

A new study shows that a more efficient STD screening method -- called a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) -- can detect at least twice as many oropharyngeal (throat) and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia infections as a bacterial culture test,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

As part of prenatal screening we found out my wife is +

My wifes doctor told us she tested positive during a prenatal screening. What are the chances of a false positive? In the case of the false positive, is a second false positive a random occurence, or do some factors make a person prone to false...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A positive HIV test usually means that two different tests were positive, an elisa test and a western blot test; if these were done and are positive, this indicates HIV infection; your wife should have a complete HIV evaluation which would include a... Read more »

Prenatal Hiv screening

Hi Doc, At my first prenatal exam, my blood was drawn for several tests. Among them, was Hiv (with my consent). I live in New York State. My question is whether they tested by BOTH Hiv 1 and Hiv 2 or only hiv 1? do you have any info in this...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You need to ask the lab whether the screening test was HIV-1 only or an HIV-1/2 test.MH... Read more »

gonorrhea and hiv (HIV AND GONORRHEA)

Hi Dr RobertFirst of all, i would like to congratulate you and this site for this wonderful work. Second, i'd like to say that i am sorry for my poor english. I am from Brazil and i am not very fluent, but i will try hard.I'm worried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Brazil-Guy,Your concerns are largely unwarranted. Gonorrhea can be transmitted via oral sex quite easily and efficiently. HIV, by comparison, cannot. In fact it's quite difficult to transmit HIV via oral sex, particularly via the receptive... Read more »

Chlamydia or Gonorrhea

How would I know if I have Gonorrhea or Chlamydia? I get a burning sensation when I urinate, and my Penis discharges white substance (Like sperm)...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Chlamydia usually doesn't produce any discharge, while gonorrhea typically does. Based on what you describe you could have gonorrhea or both. Either way, I'd strongly recommend that you see a healthcare provider to have a health... Read more »
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Chlamydia/Gonorrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys, I have got a question about chlamydia/gonorrhea. About FOUR years ago I had sex with (3) prostitutes. I have already been tested -ive for HIV and syphilis. Do you think there's a chance I've been infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea? I... Read more »

Gonorrhea Affecting CD4 & Viral Load Count

Posted by jjdietz, 3 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with gonorrhea last Saturday. I was given a shot and I'm taking medication. I'm feeling alot better, but I have to finish my medication for another week.

As of April, 2012, my CD4 count was over 2,000 and my viral load was less... Read more »

? about prenatal testing

Posted by 21157, 1 Reply
I am 17 weeks prgnant and went for my first check up at 14 weeks, I told the doctor about my concern with hiv and he did not seem to care and when i started crying he told me that when i get my prenatal blood test done that it is one of the test.... Read more »

? about prenatal hiv testing

Posted by 21157, 2 Replies
I am 17 weeks prgnant and went for my first check up at 14 weeks, I told the doctor about my concern with hiv and he did not seem to care and when i started crying he told me that when i get my prenatal blood test done that it is one of the test.... Read more »