What does "getting tested" entail?
Posted Sat Aug 24, 2013 08:39 AM
I'm just curious about the process, though. Well, for one, where do you even go? I don't "have a doctor", and I haven't been to a physician since I was a kid, maybe? Not really sure where to go.
Secondly, I'm just curious about what the actual "testing" entails. What do they do to you? How is it done? How soon do you get the results back?
Posted Sat Aug 24, 2013 05:06 PM
As for the testing part,
For men: a long Q-Tip is inserted inside your urethra to take a sample and results vary from 2 days to a week.
For women: the vaginal canal is opened with a speculum and a sample is taken with the same type of Q-Tip.
A simple blood test for syphilis is a general rule now but I think you have to request HIV testing specifically.
I don't believe there is an accurate test for herpes unless an outbreak is present but that may have changed since the last time I needed any testing 5 years ago.
Posted Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:58 PM
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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013 03:02 PM
If you are going to start having sex, with anyone never mind this girl, then you need to seriously rethink your strategy.
You are considering having unprotected sex and just getting tested every so often, why on earth would you risk your life and health when you could just use condoms and be sure that you weren't getting any diseases?
Its russian roulette, If you get HIV through not wearing a condom for whatever reason, then you know that nothing cures it don't you?
If you are responsible and mature enough to be having sex, then you need to be responsible and mature enough to protect yourself and anyone else you have sex with.
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This post has been edited by KandiKane74: Thu Dec 26, 2013 04:21 PM