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Is there a need to get STD re-tested? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User:Need to ask about STD testing that was done; if I should get re-tested.. Risks of std contraction..
User:can you see the file i uploaded?
User:I am 22 year old male...
Doctor:there is no potion to see attached files on chat
User:22 year old male went for routine std testing... last sexual exposure was 4 years ago
User:i also had... acupuncture 8 months ago and 4 months ago i was having constipation and a friend gave me hemmorrhoid suppositories i could use
User:i dont think that would put me at risk of exposure.. but i include that
User:and then also in december which is 3 months ago i got bloodwork done
Doctor:what were the reports?
User:so this february i get my std test back
User:i'll paste them
User:one sec
User:i'll go one by one
User:Chlamyidia negative
User:hepatitis b negative
User:hepatitis c negative
User:gonorrhea negative
User:herpes simples 1 negative
User:herpes simplex 1 positive
User:herpes simplex 2 negative
User:hiv-1 antibody negative value
User:hiv 1/o/2 abs, qual non reactive
User:syphillis RPR positive value: 1:2
User:confirmatory treponemal pallidum antibodies negative
User:i was concerened about the syphillis result
User:also... i would like to know..
User:i dont think i can contract stds from using a suppository right? if its sealed inside a bag
Doctor:Syphilis is negative
Doctor:Your report says you don't have syphilis antibodies
Doctor:confirmatory treponemal pallidum antibodies negative
User:so the rpr was false positive?
Doctor:Yes, RPR can be falsely positive
User:the suppositories, is there a risk?
Doctor:sometimes that happens because RPR is not a very specific test
Doctor:No, suppositories don't cause syphilis
User:or any other std correct?
User:so i guess i'm relatively std free except for herpes type 1
Doctor:you don't use already used suppositories
Doctor:because they can't be used
User:no of course not
User:sealed in a bag
Doctor:so there is no reason why you should think suppositories can cause STDs
User:ok good
Doctor:So, you should relax
Doctor:you are just fine
User:can i ask about vaccinations?
Doctor:sure, go ahead
User:i got flu vaccine on friday and i woke up saturday with a sore throat and cough
User:normal reaction?
Doctor:Yes, it is quite a normal reaction
User:ok so i should be good
Doctor:you should be good
User:Ok thanks doc
Doctor:You are welcome
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