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STD home tests avoid embarrassment
San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com ^ | Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Erin Allday

Posted on 04/28/2012 8:52:59 AM PDT by thecodont

Young women in four Bay Area counties can now test themselves at home for sexually transmitted infections, and then get the results and any needed prescriptions without ever visiting a doctor's office or clinic.

The home tests are part of a pilot project designed to give women who have had unprotected sex, or are just curious about their health status, a convenient, cost-effective and potentially less embarrassing way to get screened for STDs, public health officials said.

The women will be able to test themselves for chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis, which are among the most common STDs. Those infections often don't cause symptoms, but they can cause devastating long-term health problems and infertility if left untreated.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/27/BAL21OAA0T.DTL#ixzz1tLoqbYoK

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: health; sfbayarea; stds

1 posted on 04/28/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

But of course this would come from Nancy Pelosi’s back yard...bleeech


2 posted on 04/28/2012 8:59:05 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: thecodont

This “service” has been available for a while now and information about it disseminated in the high schools because that’s Ground Zero for STDs.

Kids are too embarrassed or ignore the symptoms until the STD has damaged their bodies, especially the girls.

One of the reasons for the high numbers of infertility and the market for IVF treatments is previous STDs and PIDs (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) contracted while a teen — which can block the delicate fallopian tubes.

Later, when the girl tries to get pregnant, she finds out her tubes are blocked from the STD infections she had years ago — or worse, she may have an ectopic (or tubal) pregnancy which is a life-threatening situation. (I know of a young woman who lost her life from an ectopic pregnancy, she bled out before the ambulance arrived).

Yes, I know teens shouldn’t be having sex — but the sad fact is, they are.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: thecodont

There’s nothing more embarrassing than having the neighbors know your house has contracted an STD.


4 posted on 04/28/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT by gitmo
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To: thecodont

An aspirin, held between the knees, would take care of this.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 9:03:18 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Bon of Babble
This “service” has been available for a while now and information about it disseminated in the high schools because that’s Ground Zero for STDs. If someone came out with a home kit that detects HPV in a few minutes it would be worth a fortune.
6 posted on 04/28/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Bon of Babble
This “service” has been available for a while now and information about it disseminated in the high schools because that’s Ground Zero for STDs.

I know some girls that have HPV-2 contracted during HS and college. They are not slutty, actually very nice, well educated but did have sex with their bf's who gave it to them. Of course 30% of my generation has STD's and at times I think that figure is low.

If someone came out with a home kit that detects HPV in a few minutes it would be worth a fortune.

7 posted on 04/28/2012 9:08:31 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: thecodont
The spread of STD’s in general are a sign of the times: serial polygamy with marriages and divorce, hookups, tolerated prostitution, socially tolerated adultery, the view that sexuality is casual and fun but near meaningless in any deeper way, social acceptance of homosexuality, the hyper sexuality in the arts and media, superseding abstinence with the idea of so called “safe sex” which doesn't really protect against many diseases...

This is the dark side of the irresponsible ideas propagated in a purely hedonistic society that is simply looking to maximize personal pleasure or benefit in disregard of consequences or a long term perspective.

8 posted on 04/28/2012 9:09:28 AM PDT by Red6
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To: AU72

Not looking for your mate who is straight out of the joint is a good practice too. STDs are rampant in prison.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 9:15:21 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: thecodont

Okay, I’m up to it they are!


10 posted on 04/28/2012 9:15:22 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: thecodont
trichomoniasis

I thought nobody got that any more now that we have to cook the pork to 180-degrees.

11 posted on 04/28/2012 9:27:31 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Your bulk-rate supplier of colons and semicolons!)
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Sandra! Oh, Sandra! Isn’t this wonderful? Now if you can just get someone else to pay for them.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: thecodont

It’s only for women? Isn’t that discrimination?


13 posted on 04/28/2012 9:29:40 AM PDT by Brilliant
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What was that joke from the 80s when AIDS first came out....

“WOOOO HOOOO!!!! IT’S SYPHILIS!!!”


14 posted on 04/28/2012 9:29:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: trailhkr1

The percentage of women who have HPV is more like 50%.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 9:30:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bon of Babble

Later, when the girl tries to get pregnant, she finds out her tubes are blocked from the STD infections she had years ago


Sounds like consequences of ignoring natural law which the Creator would foresee and warn us about. He even wrote a banned commandment warning about it - Don’t do adultery.

Homosexuality has terrible consequences - mental and physical. A lot of Black women and children are catching AIDS from bi-sexual men who have been in prison. Yet Americans permit public school sluts to sexually groom their children for disease, suffering and death.

They call sex outside of marriage and love sexual “freedom” but it is not free. It has a heavy price - even for future generations.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 9:48:28 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: thecodont

chlamydia = clitty litter?


17 posted on 04/28/2012 9:56:21 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: driftdiver
The percentage of women who have HPV is more like 50%.

I would not doubt it. I'm Catholic and our church still uses the one wine glass where everyone drinks out of it and they just wipe it off with same towel after each person takes a drink.

No thanks. Yuck. Besides the possible HPV, the swill that must be swirling.

18 posted on 04/28/2012 10:05:47 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: driftdiver
The percentage of women who have HPV is more like 50%.

I would not doubt it. I'm Catholic and our church still uses the one wine glass where everyone drinks out of it and they just wipe it off with same towel after each person takes a drink.

No thanks. Yuck. Besides the possible HPV, the spit and backwash that must be swirling in that glass.

Can't believe the church still does this. Wait until the congregation comes out with mass HPV sores and the lawsuit that arises.

19 posted on 04/28/2012 10:08:04 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: thecodont

“The home tests are part of a pilot project designed to give women who have had unprotected sex,”

This pilot project will leave the test subjects infertile or dead. The malpractice lawyers must have had a hand in this going forward while they grinned in anticipation of big monetary rewards to come.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nifster

Do we have to pay for this too?


21 posted on 04/28/2012 11:06:19 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: thecodont

The Debbie Wasserman-Shultz Test?


22 posted on 04/28/2012 11:11:22 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The Debbie Wasserman-Shultz Test?

Is that the one where you’re in trouble if the
hog dies?


23 posted on 04/28/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cameraeye

most likely. Sabdra Fluke is just around the corner....


24 posted on 04/28/2012 12:27:37 PM PDT by Nifster
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