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In BC, do syphllis and HIV get tested at the same time? When I am getting tested at the youth clinic, they only took 1 blood sample, does that mean I have only been tested for Syphllis or did I get tested for both Syphllis and HIV?
Hi, and thanks for your question When you have blood taken for an STI test, the blood sample gets sent to the laboratory for the actual testing. The lab tests the blood for whatever the nurse or doctor has ordered on the requisition (sheet of paper that gets sent with the blood). Some tests, like syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis A, B, & C can be run from the same sample of blood in the same tube... Read Full Answer
Im 24 years old and still a virgin, and i have been experiencing mid cycle spotting for the past 8-9 years and i think its time for me to get a pap test. However, i am very scared to get a test done because I've never been sexually active before or had any sort of penetration so i think my hymen is still in tact. I guess my question is would a gyno still be able to do the test on me and what can i expect? Im just looking for some guidance and words of encouragement because i am very scared but...
Hi, and thanks for writing in with your question It’s really normal to feel scared when thinking that something might be wrong or when facing something unknown, like a first physical exam. The most important thing will be to have a doctor that you can trust and to have a discussion about what symptoms you have been experiencing. That way, together you and the doctor can decide what the best... Read Full Answer
I had a non occupational exposure risk to hiv The partner hiv status is unknown I started pep 12 hours after exposure viread300 plus zeffex 300 for 28 days Hiv ag only is done at 28 days and was negative Hiv ab third generation is done 6 weeks 12 weeks 14 weeks and 16 weeks post exposure and all came back negative Can these results make me reasonably negative for hiv
Hi, thanks for your question about testing after taking PEP. If you had the 4th generation HIV test done ( now the HIV antibody test that is done in BC) at 3 months and it is negative, you can consider this accurate. I consulted about your testing if you had the 3rd generation HIV test done at 16 weeks and it is negative, and was told you can consider this very reassuring and if you are still... Read Full Answer
Hi. I had unprotected sex 9 days ago and yesterday I had a large amount of thick, grey vaginal discharge that did not smell. My labia were slightly swollen and red. I feel slightly itchy and it does not burn when I pee. Since then I have not had much discharge, but it is still uncomfortable. Today the discharge looks more like a yeast infection, with white curds but it still does not smell.I definitely feel like I have an sti, and am wondering if I should come in right away even if the symptoms...
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. It would be a good idea to have your symptoms checked out at and STI clinic and even if it seems they are starting to go away, you can have and testing and treatment done if needed there. If you are in contact with the person you had sex with, then it would be a good idea if you both were tested and treated if needed. To find a clinic near you, please... Read Full Answer
I may have chlamydia or UTI because it hurts a little when I urinate. Can this be dealt with right at the clinic.
Hi, yes it can. If you go to an STI clinic, you can have your symptoms assessed, do testing and also be treated right away to cover possible chlamydia or gonorrhea infection. To find a clinic near you, please see https://smartsexresource.com/get-tested/clinic-finder Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse