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Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

When does chlamydia clear up

Two weeks ago I had some penis discharge along with some mild flu like symptoms. 43 Self-collected vaginal swab specimens perform at least as well as other approved specimens using NAATs. It should go from a yellowish milky discharge to clear to none when does chlamydia clear up all. This will reduce the risk that… Read More »