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What does it mean when you test negative for herpes on a swab test but positive on a blood test?
The herpes swab is looking for the herpes virus in a particular area of your body. It is a very sensitive swab and can detect herpes, can tell what type of herpes and also what part of your body the herpes is on so it is a very useful test for information that you can use in the future. The blood test is not done routinely because most people have a positive result having been exposed to herpes... Read Full Answer
I was wondering if I could get some feedback regarding a diagnosis I got regarding herpes. I had a really bad yeast infection to the point where it started eating away at my vaginal area. I went to a walk-in doctor and they took and swab and took an STI blood test. A week after, I called the clinic to see if they had my results and I spoke to the nurse and she told me that my swab came back positive for yeast. I asked if that was it and she said yes. A few weeks later the clinic calls me to...
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. I think it would be a good idea to go back to the doctor and talk about what testing was done again so you can be clear how the testing was done and what the results re the herpes diagnosis is. If it was a herpes swab, then it will detect herpes and also what type it is and it will confirm the area of the body the herpes is located. This is all very... Read Full Answer
I had a handjob with a sex worker..can i get std..inmade her wash hands before giving handjob..no touching her vagina only breast touching
Handjobs are a safe way to have sex when there is no fluid exchange. The situation you describe is not a way we see STI 's being transmitted.
Hi there, I had a blowjob by woman with a condom. She licked my scrotem I was wondering if I can get anything from that. Thanks
This sounds like a safe sexual encounter. If a person carries the cold sore virus or herpes around their mouth, it is possible to transmit herpes from the mouth to the genital skin. This is more likely to happen if there is an active open cold sore on the mouth at the time of contact.
I had a genital wart removed 12-15 years ago by laser and have never seen any since. Does this mean it is not contagious anymore?
New studies on HPV have shown that most people clear the virus on their own in time. If you have had no re occurence in that amount of time, then you can be reassured you have cleared the strain of HPV that caused the genital wart. If you develop genital warts in the future, it is most likely you have encountered another strain of the virus.