I am afraid of catching Chlamydia and gonorrhea for a long time and not know it since it is almost always asymptomatic. First of all, I would like to tell you that I have never been to std testing until two days ago, because my fiance wanted to do the test before getting married later in the summer.
I have read a lot of scary things about those infections. I never had symptoms and as you know, the culture is, no symptoms, no check ups. I had sexual relations since 14 years old with about 12 men. I used protection in the most part except with my boyfriend who I have been with 3 years between 18 and 21. I found out he was cheating on me and left him. I was so depressed and eveything, it didn't even occur to me to go get tested, just hiv 3 months ago it was neg.
I have surfed the net and found out that if a chlam/gono infection is not treated, it could develop in a pelvic infection (PID) and could even be asymtomatic and lead to infertility. Last year, I saw my ex back and we had a night and unfortunately i became pregant but fortunaly, I did lose the child naturally. However, the doctor never really had the time to perform exams of all sorts on me.
So now, I am in Medellin, colombia and I am trying to find a laboratory that does genetic amplification with urine sample to test and nobody offers that, not even PCR. I called about 20 laboratories and the only thing they offer is
Antigen Detection with Immunofluorescent direct and they took a swap in my endocervix. Now I also read that most of these tests really have a lot of false negative. Also, if my chlamydia has become higher in my body..ovaries, falopian tube etc...will it detect it from there?
Also for gonorrhea, I have a Thayer-Martin method
1 - Is Antigen IFD technique trusty?
2. -If my chlamydia/gonorrhea infection is higher will it be detected?
3 - If I had chlamydia for 3-6 or more, PID would start not being asymtomatic
4 - Should I take medication to prevent?