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Went to Doctors for check up the other day. Had some mass anxiety

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Went to Doctors for check up the other day. Had some mass anxiety about a lymph node in my neck. He didn't reccomend me for any HIV or STD Testing. He did test me for mono. Could that pick up anything on that test or would something alarm him from those results?
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Hello,
Thanks for your question.
One single lymph node in the neck is not concerning.
Mono test looks for epstein barr virus infection.
It will not provide any information on HIV or STDs.
Those are different tests.
You can request these tests separately.
Best wishes
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The ora quick test in CVS. Are those trust worthy?
yes those are accurate over 92%.

Best wishes
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So, do you encourage I get one? Or do I run a high chance of false positive?
You can get one ---false positivity risk is low.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My doc didn't seem to think I needed an STD exam or test. He told me that those weren't any symptoms and that it was something viral.

Maybe I should have requested an HIV test to ease my mind.

How do these Saliva tests work? Have you used them on any patients.?
Correct these symptoms do not suggest std.
Saliva test also looks for antibodies to HIV just like blood test.
Yes I have used them and reliable.

Best wishes
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am a male and have had protected sex. I did have a slight flare up in my right node on groin, but he didn't seem concerned about this at all.
That is not concerning.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I need to cool my jets I guess. What do you suggest? Negative result would calm my anxiety?
Please do not worry.
Yes absolutely.
Test is required for psychological reassurance also sometimes.

Best wishes
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So, more likely to ease my anxiety, take the oraquick tonight to ease my comfort for the weekend? Also, I'm on Amoxicillan. Will that have any direct affect on the test.
yes correct.
amoxicillin will not affect the test result.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you very much. You do think this is a good Idea? Am I at high risk??

Sorry my anxiety is spinning. Do you get thiese tests on the shelf at CVS or are they one of those ask the pharmacists tests behind the counter?
Yes this is a good idea to reassure your mind.
You are at very low risk.
You can get this over the shelf.

Best wishes
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So, I have to ask the pharmacist?
no you do not need to.
Dr Basu and 4 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Any advice how I can call ahead and them bag one for me privately ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
.....?....?????
There is no stigma.
You can pick up by yourself and check out normally as you do for any other OTC medication.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to avoid embarrassment.

Also any fasting I need to do for this.?
No fasting is required.
Getting a HIV test kit is not embarrassing.
This is in fact good example good sexual health practice.
Every sexually active adult should get tested for HIV every year.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I know but that's easier said than done. I don't want to do this but for my mentall wellness I feel like it needs to be one.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
can we enter chat please? I have a question
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I got nervous and did not purchase the item. I don't know how much to trust the product. If I screw it up. Could I get a false Positive? I read that its 1 out of 4000 cases a false positive will occur?

I'm, meeting with a psych today.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Are you online?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I know I'm bothering you but I can use some medical advice about this home test. I know it will relieve my stress.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hey, quick question: Is it 100% safe to use the Oraquick home test
Yes it is.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What do I do? Sorry I'm just scared. I went to give blood today and freaked. I guess I'm being impatient. Scared of false positive. And now I noticed a pimple on the roof of my mouth. Just extremely nervous.

I mean, I trust my doctor when he said he didn't think i needed any std testing, but I guess it's in the back of my mind. Is there anywhere that gives rapid tests?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I know I'm being a nuisance. I'm seeking pyscological help as we speak. I'm just seeking closure