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Avatar m tn t know that there are any places who will do anonymous testing for stds. Many will do anonymous HIV, but not stds. However, if you go to a clinic, and get tested, they have to adhere to the same confidentiality laws that your regular doc does. Some places won't push it if you refuse to give some info, others will. Its really important that you get tested, and that if you have anything, that you tell your wife, as she could have it to, and you'd just end up re-infected.
Avatar f tn Hello, Since it was dark and you are unsure regarding the usage of condom, you should get tested for HIV and other STD’s. HIV testing is done with a blood test and is done in full confidentiality. The blood is first tested by ELISA test which is a screening test which looks for antibodies in the blood. Then if it is positive then Western blot test is done to look for specific proteins of HIV.
Avatar f tn Thanks, it is just that there is no confidentiality in testing and everyone knows the result, they yell it out which is really worrying so what happens is you get skittish as the day nears and then you read up the Net and you think of every nick,cut, scratch, the simplest abrasion and your mind begins to spin. There is too much out there on the net and it needs this sort of a forum to bring a little balance into things.
Avatar m tn they are trying to make hiv part of a normal yearly check up. i dont know whether this will help with the pandemic or not. My physician offers it to everyone.
Avatar n tn Can anyone help and inform me where to get HIV test in UAE. Location and name of the clinic / hospital. Reliable in outcome since I am only an expat here in Abu Dhabi. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Health care workers are not required to inform patients or employers that they have a bloodborne pathogen infection. Such disclosure might serve as a deterrent to workers seeking voluntary testing and medical evaluation. Strict adherence to Standard Precautions is an effective means of preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
Avatar m tn I suggest you to get an examination done from a physician. HIV testing is done with a blood test and is done in full confidentiality. The blood is first tested by ELISA test which is a screening test which looks for antibodies in the blood. Then if it is positive then Western blot test is done to look for specific proteins of HIV. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn Your risk is very low for having acquired any sort of STD whatsoever. Condoms are very effective for STD and HIV prevention and in the absence of symptoms of STD there is no medical reason to suggest that you need any testing at all. I realize however that, very rarely, for persons exposed to infected partners, STD transmission does occur.
Avatar n tn There is little medical reason for you to have HIV tesitng. AT the same time however it might be reassrurring. I don't see a downside to HIV testing.
Avatar m tn Hello, The skin rashes can be due to chafing or balanitis but since you had unprotected oral sex, hence you need a complete STD panel testing especially HIV done. HIV testing is done with a blood test and is done in full confidentiality. The blood is first tested by ELISA test which is a screening test which looks for antibodies in the blood. Then if it is positive then Western blot test is done to look for specific proteins of HIV.
Avatar n tn Hello: About 9 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a man from work who I knew casually. Based on everything I know about him and what I have read on this site, I do realize that, as Dr. Handsfield might say, substantially better of being killed in a car within one year crash then having acquired HIV. Having said that though, I do want to test for my peace of mind.
Avatar m tn Any confidentiality issues would be on your end, not on the site, meaning if you left the computer open, or if someone accessed your computer or phone and saw it for themselves, or unless you have the exact same screen name on multiple sites. As far as privacy goes, on THIS end, you're good to go. Hope you keep posting. LOTS of help here.
Avatar m tn I am trying to find a good psychiatrist (hoping I can find an addictionoligist) so I may possibly have someone that I can be honest with. Is the doctor patient confidentiality ABSOLUTE? would he/she be legally, morally, and/or ethically required or able to call my prescribing dr to tell him that I'm abusing my meds and taking xtras? Yes of course eventually I want them to be gone, but first I need to eliminate the xtras, then I can work on my own scripts.
Avatar m tn I am trying to find a good psychiatrist (hoping I can find an addictionoligist) so I may possibly have someone that I can be honest with. Is the doctor patient confidentiality ABSOLUTE? would he/she be legally, morally, and/or ethically required or able to call my prescribing dr to tell him that I'm abusing my meds and taking xtras? Yes of course eventually I want them to be gone, but first I need to eliminate the xtras, then I can work on my own scripts.
Avatar n tn t have to worry about HIV2 unless you have had sex with someone from southwestern Africa. There are two types of HIV. HIV1 and HIV2. HIV 1 is the more robust and most transmitted type of HIV infection even in Africa.
Avatar m tn Hello, If there was contact with the semen and you had any open sores, cuts, skin infections causing microtears due to scratching, then it can act as portal of entry for HIV infection. You should get tested for HIV. HIV testing is done with a blood test and is done in full confidentiality. The blood is first tested by ELISA test which is a screening test which looks for antibodies in the blood. Then if it is positive then Western blot test is done to look for specific proteins of HIV.
Avatar n tn Swollen spleen, became full quickly when eating, spleen remained uncomfortably swollen for 2 weeks, visible series of capillaries under sternum, 3 petechiae on chest and abdomen 5 weeks post exposure: Series of night sweats and mild sore throat, transient itchy rash on chest and abdomen that would come and go in matter of minutes to hours 45 days now and my symptoms have gone.
Avatar m tn From a medical perspective none of the events you describe warrant testing for any STD, including HIV. If you choose to seek testing, please understand that professionalism warrants that those doing the testing maintain confidentiality. Of course, the issue of confidentiality is less important if you have acknowledge the event to your wife. I hope these comments help.
Avatar f tn I want to be tested for as many STDs as possible. Also, I in fact have mild yeast infection sysmptoms (approx. 2 days after the sexual intercourse), why would this be? This person was very hygienic and I showered directly afterwards (no moisture etc.). In general do not commenly get yeast infections (it has been years!). Thank you so kindly for your expertise and confidentiality!
Avatar n tn I recommend against testing yourself at home. You need to see an HIV-knowledgeable health care provider for personalized evaluation and advice. 4) HIV risks are discussed above. The risk is substantially higher for gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, etc. Testing for these STDs is another reason you need to see a health care provider. Your local health department STD clinic would be a good choice for expert, confidential care. The following comment will seem like a lecture.
Avatar m tn We receive this question repeatedly. Before I comment on the PCR test however, let me remind you, as you have already been told on the HIV Prevention Community site, that the odds that your partner had HIV are very low (probably less than 1 in 10,000) and that there are NO cases is which HIV has been proven to be transmitted by receipt of fellatio - none, not one!!! As for the PCR test, this is a valuable tool for evaluating response to HIV therapy but not for diagnosis.
Avatar m tn If you are apprehensive regarding the status of HIV, then you can get tested. HIV testing is done with a blood test and is done in full confidentiality. The blood is first tested by ELISA test which is a screening test which looks for antibodies in the blood. Then if it is positive then Western blot test is done to look for specific proteins of HIV.
Avatar m tn and blood tests for HIV and syphilis at 6 weeks. The chance of either syphilis or HIV, however, is truly zero -- so you shouldn't delay sex with your wife while awaiting the results. Perhaps after the reassurance from the gonorrhea/chlamydia tests -- which will also give you a cooling off period -- would be the best time to discuss things with your wife, if you still feel a need to do so. Whatever you decide, please go about it with cool objectivity. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn ) And for someone with a positive result, it is not possible to get health care for the HIV infection and remain anonymous. So anonymous testing rarely makes sense these days. Since you don't need testing anyway, that last paragraph really is intended for other readers, though -- not you. Far more important for your health is to just put HIV out of your mind and move on.
Avatar n tn ) . However I now have a " HIV 1/2/0 Triline Rapid Test" made by a company called ACON. The directions are all in chinese so I can't really read them, and do not know much about the test. It has 3 lines, and I assume I prick my finger put 3 drops of blood on the circle, then they have water to put on cirlce to make blood flow bettter if needed. Wait 20 minutes then if there are no lines on the T1 or T2 and just only on the C line I'm negative.