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62 Possible Causes for Positive STD Test, Unsafe Sexual Practices

  • Chlamydia Infection

    test.[timesofsandiego.com] In 2014, the proportion of STD clinic patients testing positive for chlamydia varied by age, sex, and sexual behavior.[web.archive.org] […] clinic confirmed all NAAT positive results when either the original test or a test using alternate primers was positive ( 95 ).[cdc.gov]

  • Gonorrhea

    The following general measures can help prevent gonorrhea (and other STDs): Avoidance of unsafe sex practices, such as frequently changing sex partners or having sexual intercourse[merckmanuals.com] The possibility that positive test results may be false should be considered when patients have unanticipated positive test results.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Next Steps After Testing Positive for Gonorrhea or Chlamydia Data and Surveillance California STD Data National STD Data Resources for Providers CDC Division of STD Prevention[cdph.ca.gov]

  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2

    BACKGROUND: US Food and Drug Administration-approved enzyme-linked immunoassays (EIA) for determining type-specific herpes simplex virus (HSV) serostatus are widely used in clinical practice. We compared the performance of such assays with the University of Washington Western blot (UW WB) in patients who sought[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1

    Synonyms: oral herpes labialis, cold sore Of the herpes viruses, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is usually the cause of oral infection. After primary infection, HSV-1 becomes latent, usually in the dorsal root ganglia of the trigeminal nerve. Rarely, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) may cause primary infection[…][patient.info]

  • Syphilis

    sexual practices that increase the likelihood of acquisition of other sexually transmitted infections,” including HIV, the report said.[stripes.com] Read our syphilis fact sheet ( Spanish version ) for information about who gets syphilis, symptoms of syphilis, and what to do if you test positive. Get Tested.[denverpublichealth.org] Excessive use of alcohol or other drugs can cloud your judgment and lead to unsafe sexual practices.[mayoclinic.org]

  • HIV Infection

    sexual practices.[drugabuse.gov] Risks of HIV-1 infection may result from direct exposure to contaminated blood through sharing of injection drug equipment and from unsafe sexual practices (while under the[pediatrics.aappublications.org] […] among individuals over the age of 50, and this number has been increasing for the past 11 years. 26 Some older persons do not believe they are at risk and thus engage in unsafe[drugabuse.gov]

  • Hepatitis B

    […] as a result of practicing unsafe tattoo techniques by sharing personal hygiene items, such as razors and toothbrushes Health workers may be at risk through unsafe medical[medicalnewstoday.com] In countries where hepatitis B is common, unsafe medical practices and transmission from parent to child during birth are the main routes of transmission.[catie.ca] More specifically, infection can occur: when a woman with HBV gives birth during sexual activity as a result of sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection devices[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • HIV-2 Infection

    What other tests might I have along with this test? Your healthcare provider may also order tests for other STDs.[urmc.rochester.edu] 1985, or had a sexual partner who received a transfusion and later tested positive for HIV A healthcare worker with direct exposure to blood on the job Any individual who[labtestsonline.org] If the results of the rapid HIV test are positive, your provider will order another test to confirm the findings. What do my test results mean?[urmc.rochester.edu]

  • Hepatitis C

    Transmission Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus and hence the most common modes of infection are through unsafe injection practices, inadequate sterilization of medical equipment[dndi.org] Hepatitis C can also be transmitted sexually and can be passed from an infected mother to her baby, but this is less common.[dndi.org]

  • Hepatitis A

    […] food handling practices.[travel.gc.ca] It can also be transmitted through close personal contact when poor hygiene is practised: in day cares, households, schools, etc. less commonly, through sexual contact.[travel.gc.ca] Certain uncooked foods such as shellfish, fruits or salads can be contaminated, as well as foods that are prepared in unsanitary conditions or by an infected person with unsafe[travel.gc.ca]

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