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If your STD test results come back positive, a physician will be available, usually within 24 hours, or you can schedule a time of your choosing to answer any questions you may have. If necessary, they will discuss followup treatment and prescribe medication you can pick up at your local pharmacy. * Read more about our STD Doctor Consults
- What does negative mean?
A negative test result means that this specific test showed no sign of infection.
- What does positive mean?
A positive test result means that this specific test showed signs of infection.
- What's the difference between Herpes 1 and Herpes 2?
In general, HSV-1 takes up residence in the mouth area and HSV-2 in the genital area. Oral HSV-1 is extremely common and about 100 million Americans have it. It causes cold sores. That said, HSV-1 can cause genital herpes but it's rare and it even more rarely causes outbreaks. More herpes information can found here.
- What if I'm positive?
If your STD Test result is positive, you can speak with a doctor on the phone about your results and discuss followup treatment. Depending on your case, he or she may want you to have another test in a few weeks for confirmation that you, in fact, have an infection. There is a chance of a false-positive result, which means that you may have a positive test result but not have an infection. That's why re-testing may be recommended so you can be sure. Or, he or she may decide to prescribe treatment for you. If that's the case, the prescription can be called into your local pharmacy for pickup. You'll also need to let your recent partners know that you've been infected with an STD so they can get tested too.
- How quickly can I speak with a doctor?
People who test positive for an STD can speak with a doctor, usually within 24 hours, or you can schedule an appointment to speak at your convenience. * This conversation is part of your service and comes at no extra cost.
- What is a value?
Your value is a number associated with your STD test results. The value is paired with a reference range. The reference indicates if a value is in the positive or negative range. For example, your Herpes 2 test results might have a value of 0.23 and the reference range is <0.90. This means that any results less than 0.9 are negative for Herpes 1 or 2.
- What is a reference range?
A reference range defines what is "normal" for a certain patient population. For STD screening, reference ranges indicate what is in the positive, negative, indeterminate or equivocal ranges.
- What is a reflex test?
A reflex test is a second test that is performed on the same sample for confirmation of the STD result.
- What does equivocal mean?
A herpes test result can be "equivocal" which means that it's not strongly positive or negative. Usually requires retesting.
- What does nonreactive mean?
A test result that is "nonreactive" is negative. This means this test showed no signs of infection.
- Can I get the same STD more than once?
Yes. Getting re-infected with chlamydia or gonorrhea, for example, can happen if you have unprotected sex with someone who has the infection. Or, if you are infected and do not take your medication as prescribed, the bacteria may not clear up. You can also have more than one STD at a time. And viral infections such as herpes and HIV can be managed but cannot be cured.