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Hi, i asked my doctor to check for HIV and Hepatitis B. The results came back after 8 days. He said everything is normal ( all negative). I asked him if i could see my result for HIV, he showed HTLV 3 non reactive on the result paper. He also said htlv 3 test actually looks for HIV. Is it true? I am confused and really worried. Plz help me. Thank you.
Hi That would not be correct. HTLV-3 stands for (Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 3) and HIV stands for the (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). They are both Retroviruses, but are different viruses. I would contact your doctor and make sure they did do a HIV test for you. The confusion I believe comes from the fact that in the early stages of HIV/AIDS what we now call HIV used to be referred... Read Full Answer
I got tested 6 weeks after a potential incident. Everything came back negative. How accurate would my results be? Should I retest? If so when. I had some burning when I urinated and itching swollen testicles one week after potential exposure so am kind of concerned. I know there are some window periods. I am thinking that most everything would be detectable by the 4 week mark? So chlamydia, ghonorea, and hiv should be fairly accurate by the 6 weeks? Same with Syphillis? I am a little bit...
Hi You would expect most STI tests would give you a good result by 6 weeks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia would give you a final result by 6 weeks. We find that most people with HIV or syphilis would show it in a test by 6 weeks, but we recommend a final test at 3 months just to make sure. A herpes simplex virus (HSV) blood test (IgG) should detect something by 4 months. The herpes blood tests can be... Read Full Answer
Can you get an std if your partner has tested negative?
Hi Your sexual partner would need to have an STI for them to be able to pass one to you. What could happen is they have a negative test but end up having an STI (we call this a false negative test). It’s also possible they could have an STI that was not tested for. The two situations that can come up in regard to testing accuracy are the window period and the quality of the sample. I can give... Read Full Answer
Hi there couple days ago i had a sex with an escort by appointment only i took a shower and she came back she wash my hands to make sure i'm clean than we started she put condom on my fellatio to give me oral sex and than she came on top of me than we did sideways when we did sideways the condom went inside her i pulled out and we put new condom on i think the condom went inside of her maby for 1-2 minute but at the end i came inside the condom my question is what are my risk for catching STD?...
Hi Let me know if I got this wrong but is sounds like the condom slipped off while you were having vaginal sex. The concern would be if you came in contact with any vaginal fluids when this happed, I could see that depending were the condom was when it slipped off that your penis may or may not have come in contact with vaginal fluids. It sounds like you have been really safe with using... Read Full Answer
Do STI test that includes a blood test, and a regular blood test done in a hospital or other medical clinic . Will they both come up with different results or same results?
Hi, and thank you for your question If the same tests are ordered by both providers (eg. HIV testing is ordered by both the STI clinic and by the care providers in a hospital) then both tests should have the same result. For example, if a person does NOT have an HIV infection, and has an HIV test done in two different locations (one in an STI clinic and another done at a hospital) then both... Read Full Answer