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BlackAfromutta
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I have heard that some gynos are not thorough enough so is it true that in order to get tested for HPV specifically you have to request it. I wanted to get tested for every single std but then I heard that there is no one test that tests for every single STD/STI. So when i go into Planned Parenthood what do I tell the GYN?P.S. I ahve been there before but I flipped out and was to scared to go back again.
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LucysDiamonds
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Just tell the gyn that you want to get a complete STI screen, including a test for HPV. You're right that there isn't just one test they do for all of them, but they can certainly do a bunch of tests if you ask for them. It's their job, after all!

Also, as a side note, why did you get scared about the gynecologist? Is this your first visit?

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Yes it was my first time, but I was scared they might mail something to my house or someone I knew might see me. I was extremely paranoid.
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Understand that sexual health clinics understand privacy issues like nobody's business and do everything they can to protect patient's privacy.

Really. [Smile]

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i have a friend who had to get the morning after pill from a planned parenthood and when she went they offered to send info and bills etc to another address besides her parents if she was worried about privacy issues. they also sent her bill in a unmarked envelope with no return address so it just looked like junk mail.

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