eg. How do you approach an STD test with a new partner?

My doctor said I was both positive and negative for an STD. How is this possible?

Asked by on September 29, 2013

She tested me for a certain STD but like I said the results came back negative and positive. She said she never had a patient whose results came back like that… She doesn’t know what to tell me, should I take it as a positive to be safe or… (my mom said) everyone has viruses, bacteria, and infections in them. I’m so confused and to embarrassed to ask someone. Any suggestions or has this ever happened to you?





August 12, 2013 at 6:04 am

If you tested too early after you were exposed to the std then you can get false results. You should wait at least 4-8 weeks after being exposed or until you have symptoms to get tested. Also some stds are tricky to diagnose or detect in the early stages.
You can always get a second opinion to be sure.



August 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Ask your doctor to explain it. Seriously. I’d need to see your labs.

Call your doctor’s office and ask the doctor to call you and explain.

Then ask the doctor to refer you to an infectious disease specialist.



August 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Maybe you are positive for one and not another. I would get the doctor to explain it further and get referred to a specialist.

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