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POLL: Have you ever been tested for std's thinking that it included a test for herpes, only to find out later that it didn't?
Posted by muffin on Apr-30-09, 04:20 PM CST
Result after a total of 25 votes

yes 20 votes, 80% Vote for this choice
no 5 votes, 20% Vote for this choice
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Angelika
Member since Aug-18-08
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Apr-30-09, 04:46 PM (CST)
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1. "YES"
In response to message #0
 
   Yes, I was tested for what I thought were all STDs and only after my boyfriend got diagnosed I called and asked them specifically what was included and found out herpes was not included.

When I asked specifically about herpes she said they offer a swab. When I asked about the blood test she didn't know anything about it and had to go and ask. Then she came back on the phone and said that they do offer it but it's not included in the standard STD testing package and it's 200 dollars extra.

I also called my local health department and they do not offer herpes blood test at all.

Who among mortals may boast himself born with a fortune beyond reach of harm? - Aeschylus


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zinnia
Member since Aug-17-08
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Apr-30-09, 06:11 PM (CST)
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2. "blue"
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I voted no, but the first time I had a full STD panel I was specifically being tested for H, as well at everything else.


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silver lining
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May-02-09, 02:42 AM (CST)
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3. "RE: blue"
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   i assumed it was included since it is thought of as being an STD. but apparently doctors don't care if you have it or if you spread it to people, as long as no one has symptoms and is actually aware they have it.

http://loveinthetimeofherpes.blogspot.com/


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Scooter
Member since Sep-27-08
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May-02-09, 06:35 PM (CST)
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4. "RE: blue"
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No, I knew it was diagnosed with a blood test. Why I FAILED to educate myself on it when a very dear friend has had it for 25 yrs I don't know! But then again she doesn't have close to what I have experienced with H.


Scooter

"The two most powerful warriors are
patience and time". Leo Tolstoy



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pinky1010
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Jan-16-11, 05:17 PM (CST)
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5. "Testing for Herpes"
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   The times I was tested, I had specifically asked for herpes. However, I later found out that they don't test for type 1 (which is the kind I have now, GHSV1). The last time, I specifically asked for BOTH types, and they still only tested for type 2.


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