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My girlfriend just got diagnosed with genital herpes. I’m a hypochondriac so this is bugging me out and it’s hard for me to come to terms with it all. I’m trying my hardest to hold it together for her though because I really can’t blame her at all cause according to her doctor she may have had it for a while and it just manifested for the first time. The question I have is what are the chances of it being misdiagnosed? if my results come back and I dont have it what are the correct courses of...
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. Finding out as much as you can about herpes is one of the ways you can support your girlfriend and yourself. Deciding whether you want to continue with the relationship can then be based on some solid information. I'll enclose a few reliable sources for you to look at online at the end of this email. Herpes blood testing is not routinely done as... Read Full Answer
Can you get birth control if you are a teen without your parents being notified?
Hi, thanks for your question. Yes, you can get birth control as a teenager without your parents knowledge however you might want to consider discussing it with them if it feels safe to do so as you are making a decision about your health. Youth clinics are places where you can go without your parents knowing and you can talk confidentially to a nurse there about birth control options, the side... Read Full Answer
I have found in web that HIV can be transmitted through massive exposure to infected blood through deep open wounds. How about smaller bleeding wounds? Can even small wounds less than one inch be risky?
Thanks for your question. HIV transmission through blood exposure into a deep open bleeding wounds like you describe could happen in a situation like multiple injuries within a shared space as in a car accident. If a person with HIV is on medications which have reduced their HIV viral load to being undetectable, they cannot transmit HIV through their blood ( or sex fluids). Small wounds or... Read Full Answer
I have phimosis and ive been stretching which seems to be helping but the forskin seems to be swollen. What should i do?
Hi, thanks for your question. It sounds like you have already seen a doctor and been diagnosed with phimosis and have been told to do stretching as part of the treatment. If this is not the case, then please consider seeing a doctor for an assessment of your condition and if stretching would be useful in your case. If you have already seen a doctor and stretching has been suggested, then it... Read Full Answer
Hi Ma'am i drank beer before two hours taking an HIV test does it comprises my result thank you.
Hi Having a beer or another type of alcohol before doing a HIV test from the blood, would not affect the results. Let us know if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse