To get the best care, it helps to be as honest as you can. In BC, positive test results for HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea and hepatitis C are shared with public health to ensure that you and your partners are offered treatment, support and follow-up.When you test for HIV, you may choose to use your name (nominal testing), or initials and birth date (non-nominal testing).What if we could extend the window of time for collecting evidence?
The number of times a sequence repeats varies from person to person and, except in the case of identical twins, this variability can be used to tell people apart.
, there is an important clinical advantage to having a low test failure rate.
It means fewer redraws, fewer invasive procedures, shorter overall turnaround, and decreased anxiety for your patients.
It may be helpful to bring a checklist to talk with your health care provider about what tests you might need.
To decide what exams or tests you might need, the health care provider will ask you questions about your sexual health history.