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Posted by: snowy | 2004/11/11

STIs

If i dont see the symptoms of STIs but i still suspect i might have is there a test you can take to be sure? maybe there is occasionally some discharge but not in the way the haelth worker say it must be and sometimes you do get sores in private places. what test can you take?

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A STI profile batch of tests usually consists of: HIV antibodies, Herpes 1 & 2, Syphillis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Hep A & B, and cost about R1,500-00. A rather costly exercise. We usually do what is called Syndromic management and look at the symptoms that the patient describes and treat accordingly.

I usally recommend to have Syphillis, Chlamydia and HIV, as those 3 are "Silent" with hardly any symptoms, as for the rest, they show symptoms and can be treated accordingly.

Call SA Sexual Health Assoc 0860 100 262 for a referral in your area, are c all us at the DISA clinic (011) 787 - 1222

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Posted by: lolita | 2004/11/11

Hey snowy,

Go down to your nearest clinic, they will do the tests and if need be the councelling and meds.

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