Thanks for your query.
I guess much of your query has been adequately answered by our panel of doctors.Dr.Sumnath and Dr.Rakesh.
I will just add on some more details for your information.
Let me enumerate the common STD's their presentation and Diagnostic methods individually so you can take an informed decision.
1.Chlamydia which is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and can present as an redness with small nodular infections in the eye or it could present as problems of the urethra wherein burning sensation can be felt during urination or a pus discharge can flow of the urethra.
Lab tests for it include the Tissue culture and ELISA and PCR.
There are many other tests for the same but any one of the above should suffice.
caused by a bacteria N.Gonorrhea presents in a male with a pus discharge from the urethra, recurrent urge to pass urine, painful urination and pain in the scrotum.
Lab test include a simple smear and culture of the discharge from the urethra.
can be caused by Herpes Simplex
type 1 and 2 virus both and the presentation is usually in the form of fluid filled vesicles on the genitals.
Lab diagnosis is usually by Tzanck smears,Direct Fluorescent Antigen(DFA),PCR tests.
4.Syphilis is caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidium and primarily presents with an ulcer like lesion on the glans penis
usually after 3 weeks of the exposure.
Lab test used for screening is VDRL and for confirmation FTA-ABS is used.
and C are caused by Hepatitis B and C virus respectively and can present as jaundice, pain in abdomen, nausea, vomiting and later present with its complications.
Lab tests include Australia Ag(HBsAg) and HbeAg for Hepatitis B and for Hepatitis C antibodies
detected against the virus by serologic screening.
6.HIV caused by HIV 1 and 2 and i guess you already got tested for this.
Now all this detail is for your information in case you still seem to insist on going for the lab tests inspite of our doctors advising you to refrain from it because of the valid reasons mentioned by them.
Hope all these information provided by my colleagues and me help you.
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