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Are there any medical conditions that could affect testing results. I believe I have a gum infection from a root canal issue. Would such an issue affect a sti test result? Thank you
Hi, and thanks for your question No, this kind of issue would not affect any STI results. Even bacteria from a gum infection will not affect the results of a throat swab for STIs. The tests we use and the laboratory machines that we run them on are very sensitive and very specific to the test they are designed for, so you should have no problems with the accuracy of an STI test in this... Read Full Answer
HI, I HAD PROTECTED SEX WITH TRANSGENDER ONLY ONE TIME ON 1 MAY , AFTER 2 MONTH IN MY BODY LOT'S OF CHANGES.I READ IN INTERNET I HAVE SYMPTOMS LIKE HIV BODY PAIN, HEADACHE . THEN I HAVE TESTED HIV DUO COMBO TEST AFTER 3 MONTH EXPOSURE MY RESULT IS NON REACTIVE CAN I CONSIDER THIS AS A FINAL REPORT. BECAUSE I CAN CONSENDRATE ON MY WORK. PLEASE SUGGEST ME . I CAN'T ESCAPE MY SOUL HE KILLING ME EVERY DAY.
Hi, and thank you for your question The 4th Generation HIV antibody test is accurate 3 months after potential exposure to the virus. So if you had a negative, or non-reactive, result 3 months after exposure, this means that you do not have HIV. It sounds like you have quite a lot of anxiety about this encounter and the fear of HIV. Our Worry and Anxiety page has some helpful tips on... Read Full Answer
I had protected sex with a prostitute 3 weeks ago . The condom seemed to be fine at the time . I am naturally a stressed person . So my question is when the condom fail does it fail drastically ? Or it can fail without me knowing ?
Hi When a condom fails it usually does it in a way that would make you notice the failure. Condoms are made out of thin latex so when that latex is stressed during penetration and the thrusting of sex, the condom tends to rip if it fails, which is easy to notice. Using a condom offers great protection and if you used a condom the entire time and it looked fine coming off I would not be... Read Full Answer
I am from INDIA.I had unprotected gay oral sex many times and I had anal sex one time without condom. I had severe joint paints for 10 days and 10 to 15 rashes some of itchy some rashes are not itchy. I went to blood test I don't know the last exposure day please help me. 1.hiv-ab-serum 2.hbsag-serum 3.anti-hcv-serum 4.tpha test for syphilis serum (immuno chromatographic) this all the test are negative. I went for hiv1 and hiv2 antibodies western blot serum test. Hiv1 and hiv 2 antibodies...
Hi You are doing the correct action by going for a test. A STI/HIV test will let you know if something was passed to you. The symptoms you have described can be caused by many different medical conditions so would not be a reliable way to know if you have an STI or not. For the best care it would be good to mention the symptoms you are having to the person that did your testing. Given the type... Read Full Answer
Can I use flavoured condom for vaginal sex?
Hi, and thanks for your question The simple answer is yes, you can! As with any condom use it’s recommended to check the packing for the expiration date, to ensure it’s not damaged and to make sure it provides protection against sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. Check out our Flavoured Condoms page on Smart Sex Resource for more details. Let us know if this does not... Read Full Answer