Where you ever tested for HIV/STDS/AIDS?

bayosgirl bayosgirl
Not HIV, but I've been tested for other STD's at pelvic exams because it was required.
07/17/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
Unless I request the doc not to my gynecologist tests for everything at my annual well woman/pap smear appointment. It's her office policy. Also, I regularly give blood.
07/17/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by SapphirexIce
This is just a general question to see how many people actually get tested.
Yes with insurance apps.
07/17/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
nope.
07/18/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by SapphirexIce
This is just a general question to see how many people actually get tested.
I was tested with my pregnancies. They automatically do one when you are pregnant in Canada. Not really any choice about it.
07/19/2011
playtimeohsofun playtimeohsofun
You get tested when you are pregnant!
07/22/2011
BlackxxxRose BlackxxxRose
I get tested whenever I see my ob/gyn just because. I'd rather know than not know.
08/18/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
Every annual exam I do. My doctor always recommends it and I agree. I trust my man and he was never with anyone else before me but still you never know.
08/18/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
Nope, I've never been tested.
08/18/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I do all the time. I love knowing my status, although I don't really have to worry about it, because me and my boyfriend have been with only eachother for the past 7 years. You still never know. lol I normally get tested every 6 months and pregnancy testing every 3 months when I go get a refill on my birthcontrol.
08/18/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I've been test more than once, the first time being when I was 16, and I found out my boyfriend cheated on me.
08/18/2011
IslandGoddess IslandGoddess
I always get tested every couple months
08/18/2011
Dear Ruby Dear Ruby
Every 3 months. My ex, he had been tested once right before we committed, and then never again. I constantly gave him hell for that. Now, he is out with other girls, and still has not been tested since I threw him out - what a cad.

My grandmother got Hep C from a blood transfusion, and I've known a lot of blood to be spilled in bar fights (which is why I kept trying to send my ex to the clinic) so as far as I see it it's just something to check for. No reason not to!
08/18/2011
Kim! Kim!
I've had tests done at various times. When I had my son they couldn't find my HIV test. They came into the room and said that they had to do a test right then and there, I couldn't deliver without one. (Because the baby will wait??) Ugh. Maybe I should have refused in the hopes that they never gave me Pitocin.
08/20/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Kim!
I've had tests done at various times. When I had my son they couldn't find my HIV test. They came into the room and said that they had to do a test right then and there, I couldn't deliver without one. (Because the baby will wait??) Ugh. ... More
Kim, they had NO right to do that. The hospital cannot force you to have an HIV test for any reason. Some forms of HIV testing actually has a high rate of FALSE positives due to pregnancy hormones! Actually, pregnancy is the worst time to get tested for HIV.

You had every right to refuse the test. They bullied you and I would have raised a stink.

The law cannot even test RAPE SUSPECTS without their consent. They certainly can't test pregnant women. Being a Infant/Maternal nurse I have seen doctors and even nurses try to trick people into testing (so they don't have to use Universal Precautions themselves) and it is illegal and not to mention unethical.

I refused ALL HIV testing during my pregnancies. I was not going to risk them trying to take my kid, or attempt to prevent me from breastfeeding because of a false positive test. I simply said, "No, I refuse this test." That was it.
08/20/2011
ParisLove ParisLove
Yes i always get tested
08/28/2011
Sarah <3 Sarah <3
Yes i have ..Last Thursday actually i got my regualar STD and HIV testing
08/28/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
I'm not sexually active or a drug user so I have yet to have one. But when I do begin having sex I'll check every time I get a new partner.
09/30/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
I end up in the hospital way too often from mysterious causes, they tend to test me for everything under the sun, so I know I'm clean of every STD known to man. Plus, it wasn't lupus.
10/13/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
I get tested for everything between partners. It's just a good idea.
10/13/2011
duff duff
Few times. Used to once every yr but since I got married once
11/25/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I have never been tested.
11/25/2011
Lindsey123 Lindsey123
You forgot other. Never have, don't need/want to. My boyfriend and I have been together since we were fourteen. He'd never so much as kissed anyone before me.
12/07/2011
Collogue Collogue
Quote:
Originally posted by SapphirexIce
This is just a general question to see how many people actually get tested.
I feel like it's something I should get in the habit of, you know? especially if playtime with others is a possibility for my future.
12/14/2011
chickyto82 chickyto82
I got tested before I went on Depo more than 8 years ago but just last week I was tested again because I'm changing BC and I found out I had a STD (curable, thankfully)

I've only ever had 1 partner and we've been together seriously for those 8 years and he's never cheated on me, I didn't think to ask him if he'd been tested in the very beginning (I guess I just assumed he had) and I got it from him because while I was on the Depo we didn't always use condoms. So it's hid in our systems without any symptoms for nearly a decade.

Everyone should get tested no matter what your situation.
12/15/2011
Sublime Sublime
I go to the docter once a year and get a full checkup that includes testing for std's
12/15/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I haven't.
12/15/2011
Caprieclipse Caprieclipse
its always good to get tested regularly!
12/17/2011
Flash777 Flash777
Quote:
Originally posted by SapphirexIce
This is just a general question to see how many people actually get tested.
I probably should
12/21/2011
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by SapphirexIce
This is just a general question to see how many people actually get tested.
Testing should be free for everyone, and then everyone would get tested. Even planned parenthood charges around $60 just for the office visit in my area.
02/15/2012
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