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19 May 2001 @ 10:48 pm
I need to get STD tested. someone tell me about that.
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Veronicakalanbrown on May 20th, 2001 05:35 am (UTC)
Okay, I work in a doctors office and there is something that you should know about getting tested for any sexually transmitted diseases. Whatever health insurance you have, don't go use to pay for these tests. I wouldn't even go to my regular doctor. If there is a free health clinic in your neighborhood, definitely go there. The reason being that if you should actually have any of the std's you'll be tested for it will be reported to your insurance company and could keep you from getting health insurance in the future. Or they may drop you from your current insurance. I've seen it happen to a lot of people. It less risky to go to your local free clinic knowing that it will be the only time that you there and they won't have a file on you.
Veronicakalanbrown on May 20th, 2001 06:09 am (UTC)
Re: STD's
I just realized that you wanted to know about the actual testing itself. Generally before they draw blood (the most common way to test for ALL std's) they will ask you a birage of questions ranging from 'are you an iv drug user' to how many times have you had anal sex w/o a condom (if at all)'. The questions are sometimes offensive but necesary to keep statistics on std's. Then you'll most likely have to pee in a cup and have at least two vials of blood drawn. That's not a very fun thing if you get queasy at the site of a needle like i do, but if you shoot heroine then it's a pretty good time. Anyway as I said before if you go to a free health clinic they are very concerned about anonimity and will know you as a number rather than by name. It usually only takes about a week to get the results.
MegaManmegaman on May 20th, 2001 11:55 am (UTC)
Re: STD's
Wow, thanks for the detailed explination. yeah, I had heard about the insurance thing, and was planning on using the free facility on Campus. but thanks for your reply
Siner Dsirnerd on May 25th, 2001 12:32 am (UTC)
Re: STD's
i think she's implying that you have buttsex.
MegaManmegaman on May 25th, 2001 09:11 am (UTC)
Re: STD's
heheheheh. and a good implication it be me hearty!
everything she does is curiouskaitoujeanne on May 20th, 2001 09:36 am (UTC)
If you get it done at PAMF, you can tell the doctor if you don't want your parents to know, and the doctor will put a specific code-sticker on your file, and that'll keep it confidential and the clinic will eat the cost of the testing, so your parents won't get the bill either. But that may just be for people under eighteen, I don't know.
Helenhelen on May 20th, 2001 08:45 pm (UTC)
wow, I should have done what you did and asked about all this stuff before I went. I wonder if I could have gotten tested for more than just 4 STDs? And now Planned Parenthood has a file on me...oh well...

you should go get tested. soon. and do your homework...young man! nag nag nag. my mother is getting on my nerves so much. why am I turning into her?

hey, did you see becca's last entry, the long stream-of-consciousness thing? it's neat. she's a good writer.