I had unprotected sex January 28 2017, 3 weeks later 21 of February I tested positive for Syphilis 1.16 primary Syphilis , on February 26 (4 weeks) I got the rest of the STDs test including clymidia, gonorrea, HIV (4tg gen combo test), and HerpeSelect 1 & 2: all negative, can I trust my test?, I’m planning on retesting on the 3 month mark, what are my chances that my tests will change ( it’s been almost 2 month without any symptoms) I now that it may take time to create antibodies but my body did produce the Syphilis ( all do they are different diseases) really fast and dint have to wait the 3 month mark as recommended .
I live in NYC and have been struggling with strange genital/lower body symptoms for the past few months. Blood tests show a low positive (1.2ish) for HSV-1 and a negative (<.2) for HSV-2. I have a history of cold sores so the HSV-1 is not surprising. I've had a few small nicks and scratches genitally that I've tried to have tested to see whether what I'm dealing with is HSV-1 orally and genitally (I think it's possible I contracted both simultaneously, or potentially contracted it genitally after having it orally, though I know that is somewhat controversial), but all of the urgent care centers I have gone to only use viral culture which I know is less effective than PCR.
Does anyone live in NYC and know of a place that definitely offers PCR testing from lesions?
I've been swabbed a couple times at an STD clinic (thankfully came back negative both times) but I noticed they refer to their test as a "Real-time PCR". Is this the same as the PCR swab test that we all refer to on here? The doctor who swabbed me the second time seemed to think she needed fluid or an open lesion to be able to swab me but did it anyway... she seemed a bit confused about what the actual swab test was. But the lady who read me the results said it was a real-time PCR and I was previously told (after my first swab) that this clinic's swab test is highly sensitive and can pick up shedding, so that sounds like a typical PCR to me. Any thoughts?
By Chris Taylor
I don't have anything to swab , and I don't kno what other tests doctors can do on me. Can a semen test detect anything unusual that will let doctors know there's an infection or bacteria etc?
Don't want to spend money if it's meaningless
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