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5 months ago I broke out in a rash on the head of my penis and my testicles became red and burned. For a short period of time it burned to urinate. I went and got tested for the standard std's at the 1 and 3 months mark and all clear. I am wondering if there are any std's that are not included in the standard tests that this could have been? I believe I was tested for chlamydia, ghonorea, syphilis, Hep abc, HIV, and Herpes. So, it can't have been any of these as the tests were negative. I...
Hi, and thanks for your question It sounds like you got a very thorough set of testing done. With negative results at 1 and 3 months, you can be reassured that the tests are accurate as the window periods for any infection have passed. The window period is the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test.... Read Full Answer
I was injected with a dirty needle ( unbeknownst to me at the time) 8 weeks ago.I have developed some lesions on my tongue as well as mild thrush.Yet all my public health lab blood draw tests (13,22,28,35,40,44,56)days have come back non reactive. Is 90 days test conclusive? Why hasn’t hiv antibody been detected in your opinion? I was very healthy before this exposure. Thanks
Hi, and thanks for your question Yes, the window period (the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection and when the STI will show up on a test) for HIV using the 4th Generation HIV Antibody test is 3 months (90 days). This means that if you have a negative, or non-reactive, test more than 90 days after the exposure you do not have HIV. The reason... Read Full Answer
If someone contracted HSV 1 on their genitals from oral sex,can it spread to another person from sex? I was told it was a low chance.
Hi, and thanks for your question Actually the herpes virus, whether it is HSV-1 or HSV-2, is very easily spread by skin-to-skin contact. So yes, if someone gets a herpes infection on the genitals from oral sex, it is absolutely possible to then pass that infection to another partner during sexual contact. Keep in mind, however, that while herpes is easily spread (which is why it’s so very... Read Full Answer
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