Author Archives: Megan

Learning about the Accuracy of the HIV PCR Test

Q:  I am afraid that I have been exposed to HIV in the past 6 weeks. I had unprotected sex with someone that may have the virus. Although I do not know for sure if he has HIV, I would rather not depend on his word alone. I have been trying to find a test […]

Can About My Health Meet My Business’s Drug Testing Needs?

Q: I own a small business with only three employees. I have been searching for a place to handle the drug screening of my employees. I have heard good things about About My Health, and I would like to know more about your company. What types of drug screening do you offer? Which type of […]

Is the HIV DNA PCR Test the Best Option?

Q: I recently discovered that my 16-year-old daughter is sexually active. I am concerned about STDs, especially HIV. She has not been active for very long, only about two months. I have been reading about your HIV DNA PCR test. Is it accurate enough for the early detection of HIV, even if her possible exposure […]

The Condom Broke – Is HIV Testing Needed?

Q: I was wondering if someone needs to be tested for HIV if a condom broke. My best friend told me that the last time she had sex, the condom broke. Now, she is worried that she might have an STD or even HIV. Should she wait to be tested for HIV until a few […]

Is the HIV DNA PCR Panel Best for Early Detection?

Q: I recently found out that I might have been exposed to HIV. I had unprotected sex with someone that was diagnosed as HIV positive. I’m very worried and scared right now. Can you please advise me on which type of HIV testing I need? My exposure was only about 6 weeks ago, so I […]

Do I Need an STD Panel When I Always Practice Safe Sex?

Q: I am a 21-year old female with no known health problems. I have been sexually active since I was 16 years old. I have never had an STD panel test performed. I’ve always used protection, so I’ve never worried about having an STD. Do I need to be tested even though I don’t have […]

Can I Get Anonymous STD Testing?

Q: I think that I might have an STD. I have been having some burning and itching in my genital area. Since I had unprotected sex about a month ago, I’m worried that the symptoms are the result of an STD. I have a regular doctor, but I’d rather not get tested there – I’m […]

Learning More about Chlamydia Symptoms

Q: About one month ago, I had a one-night stand. Unfortunately, alcohol was involved, and I failed to use protection. Now, I have been experiencing some itching and discomfort in my vaginal area. One of my friends seems to think I may have contracted chlamydia. However, I’m not so sure that I don’t just have […]

Is Testing Needed with No Gonorrhea Symptoms?

Q: I am an 18-year-old male, and I have been sexually active for approximately 2 years. Although I always try to use protection when I have sex, there have been a few occasions when protection was not used. Recently, I heard that a girl I was intimate with a couple of months ago has gonorrhea. […]

Better Detection with a Hair Follicle Drug Test?

Q: I suspect that an employee is abusing drugs. I am going to have him submit to a drug test. However, I want to make sure that I use a test that will give me reliable results. Is a hair follicle drug test more accurate than a urine drug test? W. Elmer Salt Lake City, […]