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Chlamydia laying dormant ?

A: Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum! It is possible to get false positive or false negative results with the standard tests for Chlamydia. Hence it would be wise to repeat the tests. Else you can opt for specific tests for Chlamydia which include Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, to find the genetic material of Chlamydia), Nucleic acid hybridization tests (DNA probe test, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA), Direct fluorescent antibody test (DFA) or chlamydia culture. These tests can detect a dormant infection too and are done when the chances of Chlamydia are thought o be high. . Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these...


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Chlamydia , fertility, getting pregnant

A: Hi, Welcome to eHealth forum! Untreated Chlamydia infection can cause infertility by blocking the fallopian tubes. If you are disease free then you can become pregnant provided the previous disease did not cause fallopian tube blockage. This can be tested by doing a hysterosalpingogram. If there are adhesions in the abdomen causing kinking of fallopian tubes then this can be treated by exploratory laparotomy. Blood tests can also be performed to detect the antibodies the body makes when exposed to the chalmydia bacteria. Presence of antibody is highly indicative of tubal blockage. It is possible to get false positive or false negative results with the standard tests for Chlamydia. Hence it would be wise to repeat the tests. Else you can opt for specific tests for Chlamydia which include...


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papsmear , dosent chalymdia

A: Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum! It is possible to get false positive or false negative results with the standard tests for Chlamydia. Hence it would be wise to repeat the tests (for both you and your partner). Else you can opt for specific tests for Chlamydia which include Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, to find the genetic material of Chlamydia), Nucleic acid hybridization tests (DNA probe test, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA), Direct fluorescent antibody test (DFA) or chlamydia culture. However please hurry up with the tests as every single day with infection can cause great damage. Hope this helps. Take care!...


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Symptoms after chlamydia treatment ?

A: Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum! If despite treatment Chlamydia infection is persisting then it could be due to: incomplete treatment; lower than required dose given; drug resistance; or false positive result. Your friend can can opt for specific tests for Chlamydia which include Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, to find the genetic material of Chlamydia), Nucleic acid hybridization tests (DNA probe test, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA), Direct fluorescent antibody test (DFA) or chlamydia culture to rule out false positive test. If this also shows persisting Chlamydia infection then culture sensitivity will need to be set up and a combination...


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What Is Ebola?

A: Ebola is name of the contagious virus that originated in Africa and is responsible for causing Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF). Ebola is a virus that belongs to filovirus family. There are 4 types of Ebola virus: Ebola Zaire, Ebola Cote d'Ivoire, Ebola Reston and Ebola Sudan. Ebola virus is known to be transmitted through body fluids like blood and secretions that causes linings of bodily organs and vessels to leak blood and fluids which in turn results in death. Ebola virus takes about a period of 2 weeks before the symptoms starts appearing and these symptoms are rapidly intensifying fever, horrible muscle pain and debilitating weakness as well some other symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting and internal and external bleeding may also occur. Ebola can be diagnosed using

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some info

A: Response from Dr. Young Thank you for your thoughtful question and information. Different agencies may use different antibody tests to detect HIV; most use the third generation test. A negative test at 7 weeks is very good news, though based on what you have quoted, a 12 and 24 week test would cement the negative status. Based on the kind of exposure that you describe, I would emagine that your risk is very, very low. Most of the cases of transmission from oral sex are from anectodal reports of gay men. As for reporting, different states have different reporting and follow up procedures. Here in Colorado, follow up is voluntary, but physicians are encouraged to assist the state health department in contacting patients in order to assess risk behavior and the epidemiology of new infections....


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What is the HIV Antibody Test?

A: The HIV Antibody Test is also known as the AIDS test, AIDS screen, and HIV serology. This test shows whether a person has been infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Antibody tests are also known as ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) tests....


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How Do I Prepare for an ELISA HIV Test?

A: There is no way to prepare for an ELISA HIV test. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a medical test that detects the presence of antibodies in the human blood. It can test for a number of diseases including HIV. The only thing one can do before the test is wait until at least three months after the date of suspected infection; taking the test any sooner is ineffective. If one suspects that he or she has contracted HIV, one can research HIV-related topics before test results arrive.. There is nothing one can do to prepare for an ELISA HIV test but go to the hospital or clinic and have the test performed. The ELISA HIV test is a blood test. After a centrifuge separates the plasma...


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What Are the Symptoms of an ELISA Test Allergy?

A: There is no such thing as an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test allergy. The ELISA test is a blood test which checks for certain antibodies, usually to determine if someone has a food allergy. It works by testing for both IgG and IgE antibodies in the bloodstream, both of which are indicators of an underlying allergy. Many medical professionals claim that this testing procedure is quite accurate in diagnosing hidden allergies, while others question the validity of its use.. Many people have the mistaken belief that there can be ELISA test allergy symptoms because they confuse this test with skin tests. Both methods are used to check for allergies, but the skin test may produce...


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What Is Visceral Leishmaniasis?

A: Visceral leishmaniasis is a life-threatening disease caused by the leishmania parasite. The symptoms of infection include anemia, fever, enlarged liver, enlarged spleen and weight loss. This disease is often fatal if left untreated.. Infested sandflies carry the leishmania parasites inside their intestines. The parasites multiply rapidly inside the sandfly and eventually migrate toward the throat, where they clog the insect`s esophagus. The fly, which feeds on blood, clears its throat by expelling the parasites into a human host while feeding. The pathogens then multiply inside the human host and cause infection.. Leishmaniasis infections can occur in three different forms. Visceral leishmaniasis is the most serious form of the disease and causes death in the majority of its victims....


 
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