May 9th, 2011 |
Signs and Symptoms of STDs: Flu-like Symptoms
Flu-like symptoms can be an early sign of HIV. These symptoms - fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes - could signal HIV.
When Flu-like Symptoms Are HIV
Flu-like symptoms caused by HIV will appear two to four weeks after infection and eventually go away. Flu-like symptoms can signal may less serious conditions such as a cold, the flu, or mono so it is difficult to detect HIV based solely on symptoms.
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If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and may have been exposed to HIV, STD testing can determine the cause of symptoms. Private HIV testing is available through at-home STD testing or private, local lab testing. Trained counselors and on-staff physicians are available to answer any question about the testing process, discuss your results, and guide you towards proper treatment if positive. To learn more how confidential STD testing works, or place an order for an HIV test, or other STD tests, click here.
May 8th, 2011 |
STD Symptoms & Signs
Signs and Symptoms of STDs: Chancre
A chancre on the penis, vaginal area, anus, or mouth can be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease. During the primary stage of syphilis, a chancre will typically appear at the site of infection.
What Are Symptoms of a Syphilis Chancre?
A syphilis chancre is generally raised, flat, and painless. Most people only develop one chancre, but some will experience multiple. Chancres appear about three weeks after exposure to syphilis and will self-resolve. However, even if the chancre disappears, the syphilis infection is still present in the body.
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If you're experiencing a chancre and are at risk for STDs, test for syphilis as early as today. Confidential STD testing is available at one of 4000+ nationally located labs. If positive syphilis, a curable STD, our on-staff physicians can answer any questions and guide you towards treatment. To learn more about how private STD testing works or to order a syphilis test or test for other STDs, click here.