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I am 54 years old and married 36 years. I had an affair 14 years ago (that I have kept secret) and 2 weeks ago had a primary outbreak and diagnosed with hsv type 2. Could I have gotten this virus from that encounter. My husband has never had an std. We no longer have intercourse (he is unable to sustain an erection) and wondering how necessary it would be to tell him about this
Hi It sounds like you had a non-primary outbreak. This means you had herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 passed to you in the past, but when this happened you didn’t have any noticeable symptoms. Only years later did you get your first noticeable outbreak. HSV type 2 is common and could have been passed to you by anyone you have had sex with in the past. This would include your husband, the... Read Full Answer
Hello, I was tested for all STI at 11 days as a base test that came back negative for all STI. I then had a 6 week test for all STI that came back negative. I used a condom but I got scabies from this girl so that's why I did the testing. My questions are. 1. Are my 11 day gohnerea and clahymidia test reliable because my 6 week test had incorrect urine volume so false negative is possible. 2. My doctor said the 6 week HIV test is good, no need to retest. I also had a 7 week rapid test...
Hi (1) Most gonorrhea and chlamydia would show up by 11 days, but I would be mainly concerned about the chlamydia as sometimes it can take up to 6 weeks for it to show up on a test. (2) Depending on the HIV test that was done and the type of risk there wouldn’t be a need for a repeat HIV test, I would just go off the recommendation made by the nurse and doctor. (3) It’s difficult to know what... Read Full Answer
Hey , me and my partner ' So I got treatment for a STI ' came back for one ' and we had oral contact ' is it possible I might have it again .
Hi I am not sure if I fully understand your question. I take it you were positive for an STI, had treatment and then had sex with an untreated partner. Let me know if I got that wrong. If the person you had sex with was not treated, depending on the STI it could be in their throat and could pass with oral contact. Given this it is possible that it could be passed back to you. I would suggest... Read Full Answer
Hi I want to have HIV test，and last time I have sex was three weeks ago.
Hi You can go for a HIV test at anytime. You just have to be careful when you test if you want to check for a certain event. To be sure HIV was not passed to you just make sure you do the test after the window period is over. The window period is the time it takes for HIV to show up on a test after it was passed to you. The most common HIV test used in BC is the 4th generation blood test. We... Read Full Answer
I understand that certain tests (eg. STD tests) where samples are taken at Lifelabs offices and forwarded to the BC Disease Control branch. Can you advise if the tests are labeled using the patients name and care card number or is there a code issued by Lifelabs to ensure strict confidentiality?
Hi Its common that tests that look for HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis C are sent to the provincial lab at the BC Center for Disease Control for testing. The tests would use the same information that would have been provided by the testing clinic/doctor. In BC, this is most commonly the person’s name, date of birth and care card number. This means life labs and the provincial lab would use the same... Read Full Answer