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Do STI test that includes a blood test, and a regular blood test done in a hospital or other medical clinic . Will they both come up with different results or same results?
Hi, and thank you for your question If the same tests are ordered by both providers (eg. HIV testing is ordered by both the STI clinic and by the care providers in a hospital) then both tests should have the same result. For example, if a person does NOT have an HIV infection, and has an HIV test done in two different locations (one in an STI clinic and another done at a hospital) then both... Read Full Answer
I had a unprotected oral sex with an unknown girl one week before.. She gave me a blowjob. I received a oral sex from her. Is there any possible than can I catch HIV from her? Do I need any HIV testing?
Hi, and thanks for your question We don’t typically see HIV passed from oral sex, and the risk to the person receiving oral sex is considered very low. We more commonly see gonorrhea and chlamydia or infections that are passed through skin-to-skin contact like herpes or syphilis being passed this way. We always recommend routine testing for all sexually transmitted infections (HIV, syphilis,... Read Full Answer
I went to a bathhouse and let another man give me a handjob. Once I came, he rubbed his finger on my urethra. Can I get an STI from this?
Hi, and thanks for your question. Though not impossible, a person would be unlikely to get an STI from the type of contact you describe. If a person had an infection like syphilis or herpes that can be passed by skin to skin contact and they touched that area of themselves immediately prior to touching you, it might be possible to pass the virus or bacteria to you. Or if they had ejaculate on... Read Full Answer
what is the cost for out of province testing or will my Alberta health care number work.
Hi, and thanks for your question It will depend on which clinic you go to for testing. If you visit a walk-in-clinic they will be less likely to bill Alberta Health for your visit and you will be more likely to have to pay out of pocket for the visit. Each clinic will have a set of fees associated, including doctor’s fees. You may also have to pay out of pocket to have any lab testing done... Read Full Answer
Are you guys open everyday?
Hi, thanks for writing in I’m not sure exactly to what you’re referring. Our online services are staffed Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:30 with submitted questions being answered during those hours and online nurse chat available typically 2 days a week for 2-3 hours. Keep an eye on the website for updates in chat availability If you’re referring to our clinic services, the BC Centre for... Read Full Answer