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I just found out I have HPV, how will my male partner be tested if he has no physical signs (such as genital warts)? Will the virus stay in my system for ever or can it go away over time?
Hi. In men, we mostly diagnose HPV, when we see the warts. If we don't see them, we don't test for HPV on the skin. We do know that about 90% of people will "clear" the virus within 2 years. That may mean that the virus is completely cleared from your body, or it may mean that the wart virus stays in the cells, but is dormant. The warts may never... Read Full Answer
Do it have to for nurses on a bc clinic to get test for stis after a period ...is it possible to get infection if some one go to a clinic for get test or we go to any clinic in bc for test
Hi. I am not sure I properly understand your question, but I will give you some information about STI testing in BC. The clinics you see in our clinic finder are public health or Options clinics. Many offer free STI testing if you do not have a Medical Services Plan (MSP) Care Card. You can also get testing at any doctor's office or walk in clinic in BC. If you do not have a Care... Read Full Answer
I had sex last night...a friend told me the person I was with had herpes. Should I get tested for herpes and what else?
Hi. It is always a good idea to get checked if you are worried about a sexual contact. Routine STI tests in men and women usually include urine or swabs for gonorrhea and chlamydia. In women, it can also include swabs for trichomonas, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. We check your blood for syphilis, HIV and sometimes Hepatitis A, B and C. As for herpes, we usually only test... Read Full Answer
I have been with my partner for 6 months. A month ago we both got herpes lesions (confirmed by the doctor) and tested positive for chlamydia. I haven't been with anyone else. He says he hasn't either. Could we both have had this for six months and not known?
Hi. Yes, it is possible that one or both of you could have had chlamydia and herpes simplex (HSV) for over 6 months. Chlamydia is a common STI and many people do not notice symptoms. The only way they know they have Chlamydia is when they get tested, as you did. Herpes is also very common. Estimates say that about 80% of people will have HSV type 1 in their lifetime; about 20% of people will... Read Full Answer
Can I catch a skin desease from someone by touching my skin against their body? Are there certain kinds of skin conditions that are catchy just by skin contact?
Hi. Yes, there are a number of different skin conditions that can be passed between people by skin to skin contact. The ones most commonly passed through sexual contact are warts, herpes, and molluscum. It is also possible to pass these viruses through other skin to skin contact. For example, herpes can passed between athletes, such as wrestlers, who have a lot of skin to skin contact.... Read Full Answer