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How can you prove you have no STD?

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  • Posted By: mywilly
  • November 12, 2006
  • 09:32 PM

In this continuing age of safe sex, how can I be sure a new partner doesn't have an STD or other infectious disease? Even if they SWEAR they're clean, I don't know for sure. If they're truthful, no problem. If they lie well, I still don't know! :confused:

Can doctors issue a 'health certificate' for this? I understand prostitutes, where legal, must be certified often though their case may be unique.

The flip side, of course, is how do I prove that I'm disease free?:eek:

Don't we all want to know this?

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  • You can't prove it, not even to yourself, if you've been sexually active. Prostitutes getting tested have no real proof either. For example you have to be celibate for 6 months in order to have a true negative with an HIV test, Herpes can remain dormant for years, and then there's HTLV-1 a virus that causes leukemia which can be undetected for decades and sadly not only is it sexually transmitted but it can be passed from mother to child even through breast feeding. The only way to be safe is celibacy, marry a virgin and remain faithful. Sorry, wish it wasn't so but most viruses are past on because people believe they are safe and STD free not because they intentionally lie and spread it anyway. Even HPV doesn't always manifest symptoms. Sex is a huge risk, no matter how careful you are.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 06:54 AM
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  • Thanks, as I thought, only worse.Weekly *****r checks serve a purpose, but as you say, they don't cover everything.:eek:
    mywilly 1 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 02:55 AM
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  • Am I experiencing this issue right now! I started seeing a new partner a couple months ago. Then before we decided to have unprotected sex we both agreed to get STD tests. I also got a pap. My pap came back abnormal with indications of HPV. Now my boyfriend suspects me of 1) either cheating on him or 2) having lied about how long ago I had sex with another person. He hasn't accused me of either--at least in a straightforward manner, but I feel accused by him and I am feeling so hurt that he thinks I either cheated or lied.I'm so confused because I don't know how I could have gotten this before we met unless it has a long incubation period or I've had it for a long time. I don't think I got tested the last times I tested for HIV, because I had never heard of HPV. And from what I am reading it is extremely common, one site says that about 80% of women will have gotten it by the time they are 50. Fortunately, for the most part it seems to be a virus that our immune systems fight off, with no lasting effects, although most cervical cancers can be linked to 4 or 5 of the 30 types of HPVs. If I got it I had to have gotten it some time ago (about two years at least). Does anyone know anything about this. I've searched the web and found a site that indicates that HPV can lie dormant in the body for years before showing up on a test. Anyone else have that experience? My new relationship may rest on my being able to prove that I probably got this years ago. I'm really upset because I am feeling accused by him and on top of this I have a yeast infection, my first in more than 20 years. That's my other question, can a yeast infection create a false positive for HPV?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 01:46 AM
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  • HPV (human papillary virus) usually occurs to women everywhere of every age!!!! You dont' have to have had sex to have it. you can be a virgin and have it!. It usually clears up by itself but if it doesn't it can turn to cervical cancer. Please follow-up with you gyno / general doctor for that. Educate your man before he goes on accusing you of cheating!! (sorrry, Ignorant people annoy me). And also, he could have been the carrier, not you! He should get checked further.yeast infection and HPV are two different things. but you should be treated for both. HIV and other STDs can lie dormant for 10 years. You can never be truly sure you're clean unless you're a virgin with no sexual activity! (Even oral sex is can transmit STDs and HIV).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 09:44 PM
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  • That's my other question, can a yeast infection create a false positive for HPV?That's unlikely. Candida albicans normally resides on the skin or in the intestines. Yeast infections are not STD.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 02:28 PM
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  • That's unlikely. Candida albicans normally resides on the skin or in the intestines. Yeast infections are not STD.That's not true. Like you said, Candida Albicans is often a skin infection.Yeast infections CAN be spread through sexual contact. Just like Herpes can be spread to non-infected skin from infected skin, as can Candida Albicans.Often times when a couple are sexually active, the woman with Candida may give the man a an infection, and later (after she's gotten over the infection) may get re-infected from his penile yeast infection.Even worse is the fact that men don't usually have symptoms (maybe aside from slight itches or chafing) with Candida Albicans. So the girl often ends up re-infecting herself over and over again simply because no emphasis has been put on her partner to disinfect himself.It's vital that BOTH partners try to keep their genitalia as clean as possible. Especially before intercourse.
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  • I gave my partner a horrible yeast infection throu sex. I gave my daughter HPV during birth.. she ended up with papilloma on her vocal cords due to it (took about 13 surgeries if not more to get it off of them).. and now would be a carrier of it. HPV can lay dormant. (I think once one is infected one always carries it.. only spreads thou when not dormant). Mine flares during pregnancy (but dont show at other times).......... When I get with a new partner, I always ask if they have been STD tested (and if i didnt trust them. I'd ask to view the tests). My current partner asked that of me too.. and viewed my test results, I come out looking clear of everything. After being with my current partner for almost two years.. I just found out he has got a sexually transmitted skin infection. I'd thought the several bumps he had on his genital region werent anything but recently had got suspicious when one disappeared and he ended up with 2 others.. it turns out they are Molluscum Contagiosum. (apparently in some cases one can carry it for up to 5 yrs).
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