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How are you notified if a sexual partner develops a STI after your relationship has ended. I received an automated call advising me that I should get tested for STI's - which were then listed ... is this how BC Centre for Disease Control typically notifies a person. I was with this person over 2 years ago and was tested for STI's shortly afterwards.
Hi At the BCCDC, we do not use an automated phone system to reach people. We make three attempts to reach people, usually with two phone calls which are followed by a letter if we have an address, or an email if we have that information. When we call, we do not give any information about specific STIs, nor do we tell you who gave us your name as a contact. We identify ourselves as a nurse... Read Full Answer
Good, hi hoping you are doing well , thanks for your time and comments in advance , I did test for syphilis (IgG; IgM ) specific antibodies after 88 days of exposure , does it conclusive incase of negative results many thanks in advance again .
Hi The tests you have listed are not the tests that we use in British Columbia to look for a syphilis infection. Because of this, we cannot tell you if they are conclusive at 88 days. It would be best to discuss the accuracy of your testing with your healthcare provider or where you had the tests done. In BC we use the Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) blood test to check for syphilis. Most... Read Full Answer
Blood in stools - can this be related to std's?
Hi Blood in your stool (poo) can be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but there are also a number of other things that can cause blood in the stool. For example, hemorrhoids (which are very common) can cause bleeding. In order to get an accurate idea of what is causing your symptoms, It is important that you see a doctor about the blood in your stool. If you... Read Full Answer
Hi there, I found out at 18 years of age I had herpes 2 virus. Now I'm 43 and I have a new partner. I told him recently and we started to look at websites to help me explain what it is all about. That is when I got upset and realized the information I recieved at 18 has changed drastically. I've never heard of this shedding at any time when there is no pre symptoms. I was told to not have unprotected sex when you felt any thing different tingling or sore, headache, or stressed and it...
Hi What we know about the Herpes simplex virus (HSV) has been changing as more research has been done and the HSV tests have become more sensitive. You are correct that the easiest time to pass HSV is when you are having symptoms. We recommend avoiding skin to skin contact with the affected area (even if a condom is used) until it is completely healed back to normal skin. Different research... Read Full Answer
I visited a CSW about a week ago. We did not have sex, however we did a lot of kissing, and she rubbed her naked body against mine. She also ground against my groin until she came, and i fingered her vagina, as well as she fingered my anus when she was masturbating me. The next day i noticed that i had a small ulcer in my lip, and a small pealed skin on the finger i used to finger her vagina. What is my risk of contracting HIV from this incident?
Hi HIV is not passed through kissing, body rubbing or fingering so there should be little or no chance of HIV from this incident. We just put up some new charts called "Know Your Chances". These charts tell you the chances of getting an STI or HIV based on the ways you are having sex. Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your questions. You can also ask us another... Read Full Answer