This is a great question, because STI testing methods can vary province to province and are determined by provincial health authorities. Here in Manitoba there are a couple testing methods … Read Full Answer
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I assume you are asking about the HIV testing technology called fourth generation testing. The fourth generation is the “gold standard” and is used across Canada in testing clinics, community settings, and providers offices … Read Full Answer
There are different types of tests that help in diagnosing if a person is infected with HIV or not. Two most prominent ones are … Read Full Answer
Having condomless sex with anyone can be a risk for contracting sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections including HIV. … Read Full Answer
What you’re asking about something we call a “window period.” The window period is time between potential exposure to infection and the point when the test will give an accurate result. The window period for the HIV test we use here in Manitoba is up to 3 months. … Read Full Answer
One of your best defenses against STIs is the consistent use of safer sex supplies, including condoms and water based lube. Seeing as you used a condom, you’ve taken a great step to protect yourself against transmission of both gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
Here’s a little info about what we call “window periods.” … Read Full Answer