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I have contracted herpes HSV 1 on my penis and some of my fingers. My girlfriend has HSV 1 (cold sores) on her lip. Can I infect my girlfriend's eyes if my cum gets on them, if so how likely is this? Can I infect my girlfriend's face if my cum gets on it, if so how likely is this? After I take a shower sometimes the towel stays damp for a while. Should my girlfriend avoid touching this towel? Can herpes HSV 1 live on damp surfaces, if so does temperature of the damp surface matter? Should I...
Hi HSV 1 is the most common form of herpes and is usually passed by direct skin-to-skin contact. 3 to 4 months after first getting HSV, the body makes antibodies that give good protection. Because your girlfriend already has HSV 1, and has had it for a while, it is unlikely that you can pass it to her again. If you were to pass HSV to another part of your body, it most often... Read Full Answer
My ex-boyfriend told me, he has chlamydia. I am worried I have chlamydia too. I am international student and I just moved to Vancouver, so I don't have BC care card. If I want to have a chlamydia test , how much should I pay?
Hi there It is a good idea to get tested if a previous partner has called you. You may also need treatment, but you can talk to the person you see about what is best for you. You can get free testing and treatment at a number of public health clinics in Vancouver. Below are some of the clinics in Vancouver. You can also look for clinics in our Clinic Finder. The STI Clinic... Read Full Answer
What is the accuracy of the blood test for someone with HSV 2? Is it just as accurate when the person has HSV 1? What is the accuracy of a blood test for someone with HSV 2 who has never had symptoms? Are there different types of blood tests that can be done for HSV 2? what are the differences?
Hi there There are two blood tests done for HSV, the Eliza and the Western Blot. The Eliza test is the one offered by the BCCDC Provincial lab. The Western Blot, done by the national microbiology lab, is only offered to pregnant women who may have had an exposure to HSV. With the Eliza test, there is some cross-reactivity between HSV 1 and HSV 2. That means if your test result is positive for... Read Full Answer
A few questions: Looking at the clinic information on your website, some indicate free, while others show not free unless you have an MSP number. What are the differences? 2. Can the standard STD tests - excluding HIV - be done anonymously? Thanks!
Hi. Some STI clinics are operated by public health and they do not require that you have BC Medical Insurance (MSP). Other clinics, such as doctors offices and walk in clinics, require that you have an MSP number. Without it you wll be charged for the doctors visit. The STI tests that are done are free, no matter where you go for testing. STD (STI) testing is not usually done anonymously.... Read Full Answer
Hi. When does HIV show up in your blood? I had a test at 31 days that came back neg. I am heterosexual. The other site said 90 percent of tests will be positive 3 to 4 weeks after infection.
Hi The standard HIV blood test we use in BC is 95% accurate after 6 weeks, but it can take up to 3 months to become positive. You can takea a look at our STI at a glance chart for information on STI testing and how long to wait before getting a test. Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your question or if you need more information. Health Nurse For... Read Full Answer