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Q: STD Testing ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: STD Testing
Category: Health > Men's Health
Asked by: redshark66-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 20 Jul 2006 19:22 PDT
Expires: 19 Aug 2006 19:22 PDT
Question ID: 748172
This is for someone with a solid medical background.  If a girl has a
compromised immune system and some guy wants to have a sexual
relationship with her- what tests should she insist upon before he
could do so?  He is willing to go to a hospital and submit himself to
any tests regardless of how painful, humiliating and time consuming. 
Write the list in as something that he could literally take to the
doctor and have these tests done and the doctor won't say that the
tests are ridiculous, unnecesary or too hard to perform.

I assume all the usual tests, but what about HPV tests?  What other
things could be tested for to make sure she is safe?

Clarification of Question by redshark66-ga on 21 Jul 2006 15:58 PDT
could whoever is working on an answer give me an idea when they expect to respond?
Subject: Re: STD Testing
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 22 Jul 2006 10:44 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hi redshark66,

I was able to locate a range of STD (STI) tests you can ask for, You
should be very frank with your clinician about the situation,
specifically the compromised immune system. Here's your list, better
yet, print this answer and take it with you.

This information does not replace that of a qualified professional,
please seek medical advice.


CMV (cytomegalovirus)
hepatitis B & C

chlamydia, gonorrhea 

BV (bacterial vaginosis)
HPV (human papilloma virus)
molluscum contagiosum
Balanitis - Candidiasis, presence of yeast (Very Important)

BV (bacterial vaginosis)


Dear Experts, how do you get tested for STDs?
..."When clinicians test for sexually transmitted infections, they
usually test for a few different ones. To decide what to test for,
clinicians examine their clients. They talk with them about their
visible symptoms, other symptoms they may feel, and what kind of risks
they may have taken.

Depending on what is found during the examination and conversation,
the clinician may take samples of:

blood ? to check for CMV (cytomegalovirus), hepatitis, herpes, HIV, or syphilis  

urine ? to check for chlamydia and gonorrhea

cells ? to check for BV (bacterial vaginosis), chlamydia, gonorrhea,
HPV (human papilloma virus), molluscum contagiosum, or scabies

fluid, secretions, or discharge ? to check for BV, gonorrhea, herpes,
HPV, pelvic inflammatory disease, syphilis, or trichomoniasis


Good read, important info.

There's some information regarding compromised immune systems and safe sex here:

Chapter 2: HIV: Biology and Safer Sex

These folks will have some further information for you:

Call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if you have
a severely compromised immune system and would like further
information on Cyclospora (1- 800-342-2437)

?Crypto? (krip-TOE)
Facts for People with Compromised Immune Systems

Preventing Cryptosporidiosis: A Guide for People with Compromised Immune Systems

Here's what the male can expect to happen during the exam:

Male Physical
..."Okay guys, this is for you. Your physical will go something as
follows. The doctor will proceed with the examination and will check
you externally for any bumps, rashes or anything out of the ordinary.
The doctor will check for any warts, ask if you?ve had any pain while
urinating or discharge from the penis. The doc also wants to know if
you?ve had a swollen throat recently or swollen glands anywhere.
He/She will check your pubic hair, check urethral opening, and check
your anus (he/she may have to do a digital anal exam if there?s a
possibility of warts or prostate inflammation). Then comes the dreaded
part, the doctor then has to insert this plastic stick into your
penis. This stick collects live cells from inside your penis which are
checked under microscope for any sexually transmitted diseases
(gonorrhea and chlamydia). Almost done.

He/She then checks for scrotal hernias, by holding your scrotum while
asking you to cough. It?s over ?.?Yeah!!!? But wait one more thing.
Just as I told the women, make sure that you ask for your blood HIV
test. This is the one thing that the little plastic stick does not
test for, yet is a most important test to get..."

STD Testing,,16356--,00.html
..."This article will address the most common STD's we see:  HPV,
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Genital Herpes, HIV, and Syphilis..."

ASHA's STI Resource Center Hotline

..."The STI Resource Center Hotline is a program of the American
Social Health Association (ASHA) that provides information, materials
and referrals to anyone concerned about sexually transmitted
infections (STI). Health Communication Specialists are on staff to
answer STI questions on such topics as transmission, risk reduction,
prevention, testing and treatment. The service receives more than
180,000 calls a year and is not supported by state or federal funds,
but by donations from foundations, corporations and individuals such
as yourself.

The Hotline is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Eastern Time, Monday
through Friday..."



I hope this helps, please be safe!


STD OR STI Doctor "what to test for"
sex "compromised immune system"
"partner testing" STD OR STI
redshark66-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
thank you!

Subject: Re: STD Testing
From: markvmd-ga on 20 Jul 2006 20:13 PDT
A walk down the aisle is a good test. It shows courage, commitment,
dedication, etc, plus gives you certain legal rights.

Look, kid, use condoms as though your life depended on it; it does.

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