as per my knowlege i know they do screening test for HIV. wat are the other screeing test for sexual diseases. i sister is pregnant, doctor advised her to get HIV and VDRL test done. HIV i got it. but wat is VDRL test. neither me nor my sister asked about it, as it was negative, but why did they do VDRL test?
Its a must for all pregnant women to test for three things HIV,VDRL and HBsAg.
Now VDRL is done to rule out infection with syphilis as this if found positive though very rare now,can cause infection to the fetus(growing baby)what we call congenital syphilis or may cause birth defects and repeated abortions in future.Hbsag is done to check hepatitis b status whether the mother is immune or not,based on the report ,if negative no further testing is required,if positive further tests and vaccines are indicated once the child is born .importantly both husband and wife need to be checked for all of them.hope you found this useful.
I had a doubt of hiv infection through needle. I went for HIV early screen test(p24 + hiv antibody) test after 18 days. The result was negative but I doubt the reliablity of the test. Is this test realible enoght. I am having continuous ulcels in my mouth and sore throat from last 20 days. I am very worried. plz sughgest
hi i have been having unprotected sex with my girl friend we are both 17 and was my first time however she has had 2 partners you were not virgins before and 4 that were virgins i have had a hiv test and sexual health screening today ( a month since last contact) i need carming down !!
Good evening Dr. My quiery about HIV window period I had protected sex with call girl,but I m already suffer with STI(Molluscum Contagiosum) and it is on my testis,is there is any chance of HIV infection, I had HIV test after 2,4,10 & 12 week intervals (HIV antibody comb test,rapid test and also after 12 week I had testing with HIV antibody screening test includes p24 antigen) all are negative, is there are any chances of HIV infection after this period and I m feeling all the symptoms of HIV aute infection like as joint pain, flu, hedeque, body rashes,swallon lymph gland normally, pain in testis and lower stomach.
A few months ago i got a terrible rash on my face. This morning I woke up and the rash had returned. The skin around my nose feels thick and itchy, the skin on my cheeks around my nose turns red and swollen and my lips swell out and become very itchy and burn slightly. Last night i did use poppers quite a bit. I have used poppers in the past, and never had this reaction. However I get the feeling that these poppers which we bought are sub-standard and I have developed an allergic reaction to them. Several months ago I was treated for syphilis after being in China, and my immune system took a knock. It was after that time which I had my first reaction to poppers, this is the second time. What can I use to calm the skin
I had unprotected sex with my new girlfriend about 4 weeks ago, the first week I used sulfur soap by accident on that area when the skin was still recovering from use. I got a horrible irritation but now it is gone. The discomfort came back, and for a few days I had pain that came and went on my testicles and on my glans. Now the testicle pain is gone, but the discomfort continues on my penis, the skin seems to be different and after masturbation the skin looked extremely wrinkled and silky with a few red dots. I got checked for Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV, and gonorrhea Last week and all the results were negative. I have had a shifting discomfort in that area for a while now and I have been wondering what I have? My penis feels like it has something, I have no pain during urination and I don't think I have had random discharge either.
i ve had a macular rash for 32 days now. everywhere but where my bikini bathing suit covered. It has faded only on chest, shoulders and upper back but remains every where else. I also have EXTREME SKIN MOTTLING on arms/legs. Skin biopsy showed phototoxic cells/sunburned cells and cell death. I have a positive ana, high rf factor, fatigue, excessive thirst, muscle weakness. I got sun exposure while in treatment for Xanax/opiates dependency and was detoxed for about 30 days. I was also taking vistaril, busbar, ibersarten while in treatment. tested for syphilis, hep panel, both non reactive. could this be lupus or even cancer (lymphoma?) Seeing a rheumatologist tomorrow but afraid it may be blood cancer. Am I crazy?
My wife fears that she may have been exposed to syphilis about 5 years ago. In 2015, she had the RPR screen and FT-ABS screen and both came back as negative / non-reactive. Attached are some photos of rashes on her arms and legs that have...
My wife has had sores on her arms and legs for about 1 year. They're not painful unless she picks at them. When she does pick at them, there's a small, hard, round ball that comes off. Attached is a photo. Any ideas what this could be?
Hello I have a question. For about 3 weeks now I ve had painful urination. The funny thing is that I get a burning sensation only after I urinate. I drink lots of water, no alcohol, not a single drop nor do I smoke. I m 21, yes I don t a drink or smoke, my primary care provider said it could be an STD that Is causing this. I was tested for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorhea, all negative. Three urine cultures, everything normal. No genital warts. My prostate was also examined and everything is fine. I was given azythormycin, doxycycline, a shot of penicillin, and pyridium. Nothing helped. I saw a urologist and all I was a diagnosed with was dysuria. I m worried and I do not know what is causing this problem. Do yall have any idea?