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Hi I just want to know when is the best time of the day to take a StI test?
Hello and thank you for your question. For most STI tests there is not a preferred time of day to do the testing. That said, when submitting a urine sample you need to have not urinated for at least 2 hours prior to giving the sample for an STI screen. Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse
Can I get hiv while rubbing my genital with someone else while wearing thin clothing? The other person was also wearing underwear.
Hello, and thank you for your question. HIV is transmitted through blood and body fluids, and cannot be passed through casual contact, skin to skin contact, or through clothing. For more information on a variety of sexually transmitted infections please visit STIs at a Glance or for info about transmission risk check out Know your Chances. Please let us know if this does not answer your... Read Full Answer
I went through the get checked Lab Form. I'm wondering why there is no test for Herpes. I have a small red bump at the base of the shaft of my penis. No discharge. Not painful. Not itchy. But is it not possible that this could be Herpes and if so, why is there no test on the list of suggested tests?
Hi and thank you for your questions. Herpes is not part of the routine testing offered through Get Checked Online (GCO). As stated on the Get Checked Online website in the “What can I test for?” section only Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C tests are offered. If you would like to get tested for other kinds of STIs, you will need to visit a clinic or see your doctor.... Read Full Answer
I was seeing a guy for a few months and before him I didn't have a smell. But after awhile and us sleeping together I got a fishy smell and a discharge keeps happening through the day. The smell is strong and smells like fish and the discharge happens out of no and I'm afraid people smell it on me when it happens. I don't have a family doctor.
Hi, and thanks for your question While it’s not possible to diagnose what is going on over the internet it sounds very much like you may have something called Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). BV is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but rather an imbalance of the healthy bacteria that normally lives in the vagina. When these bacteria get out of balance, symptoms can occur. These symptoms... Read Full Answer
Hello, According to several official resources a new HIV strain has been recently discovered. It's HIV group M subtype L. Does the 4th generation tests in British Columbia catch this strain? https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/06/health/hiv-new-strain-discovered/index.html https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/New-HIV-Strain-564641321.html
Hi, and thanks for your question The 4th Generation HIV test that we use for HIV testing in British Columbia is an antibody test. This means it tests for the antibody that is present in an individual’s blood when they have been exposed to the virus. These antibodies are not specific to a particular strain of HIV. Antibodies can be detected reliably 3 months or more after exposure to HIV,... Read Full Answer