“When do you do testing for STD’s and HIV, here in Ashtabula? I’m a gay bottom male, last HIV test was last Nov. and never tested for STD’s.”
A: If interested in getting an STD test, you can just call the Family Planning Association and schedule an appointment. The phone number to our Ashtabula clinic is 440-992-5953.
“What is the most likely way to contract pubic lice?Please tell me in percentages.”
A: “There are not any exact percentages available for the most likely ways to contract pubic lice. Pubic lice are usually spread through sexual contact. Rarely, pubic lice can be spread through contact with an infested person’s towels, clothes or bedding.”
“im gay my boyfriend cheated on me,he hadnt used protection, we boke up about 3m ago when should i get tested for HIV and STD’s”
A: If concerned about STD’s, it’s best to get tested as soon as possible. Here at Family Planning, we provide STD testing. If interested in scheduling an appointment, call 440-352-0608.
“What kind of stds/stis can I be tested for at the lake county family planning?”
A: “The Family Planning Association can screen for many sexually transmitted infections including but not limited to chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of a STI, contact Family Planning or your health care provider for testing.”
“What is ooxycycline used for?And what is the STI they use the antibiotic for.She has sores around the vulva and irritates her when he urines”
A: I am unfamiliar with the medication you mentioned. Antibiotics are used to treat a variety of conditions caused by bacteria such as strep throat and ear infections, or even sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis. It is impossible to say exactly what the infection is.
Anyone who is having symptoms such painful urination or sores in the genital area should make an appointment as soon as possible with their health care provider to check for sexually transmitted infections to insure they receive proper treatment and prevent spreading the infection to others.
“can I get tested for an STI if I have my period?”
A: This is a personal preference according the physician. At the FPA we will do STI testing if someone is on their period. It would be best to call your physician’s office and just ask!
“If someone has an STI can it be passed to other family members? Are there any precautions you should take?
A: STI’s cannot be passed by contact such as hugging, touching, dry kissing or sharing eating utensils. Herpes 1 simplex could be passed through deep kissing, but only if there is blood to blood contact through the mouth. Some STI’s can be passed through needles that are used to inject drugs (blood to blood contact). STI’s are mainly passed during vaginal, anal or oral intercourse. Genital herpes can possibly be passed by touching the genitals of the infected person. Also, some STI’s can be passed from mother to child during a pregnancy or childbirth.
“Do i need an apointment at my local family planning place to get a doctor to look at what might be a std. Or do i just show up?”
A: Yes, we do have walk-in Teen Clinics. Depending on which Family Planning location you go to, they are every other Monday. If you are showing symptoms of an STD, we recommend making an appointment to get in sooner.
“I was in the Painesville office in June and had an STD test ran. How long will it be on file? I havent called up there due to being scared of finding out the results.”
A: The Family Planning Association only calls patients back if an STD test comes back positive. If a person doesn’t receive a call, their STD test came back negative.
“I have recently discovered my boyfriend of the past 6 months has had unprotected sex with a female infected with genital wartsbefore me and then had unprotected sex with me when we got together. Is there any way to tell now if I have sometihng before I make an appointment? And is there a law or something against knowing you have an STD and having unprotected sex with an unknown party? Any information you have about this I would appreciate”
A: “Genital warts may cause abnormal bumps or growths that may appear in or around the gentital area. They may be raised or flat, soft or hard, single or multiple, flesh colored and pain less. However, some warts that appear inside the vagina may not be noticed unless examined by a medical professional. If you feel you have been exposed to genital warts make an appointment with your reproductive health care provider who will be able to examine you and your partner more closely. As far as a law, I am unaware of any.”