June 13th, 2012

de beauvoir

Herpes testing

Does anyone know of any anonymous, affordable herpes testing sites in Northern California? I have the green card with Planned Parenthood, but they won't test unless you present with symptoms (and I'm of the understanding that a lot of people with herpes don't even have symptoms), or else it's extremely expensive, like hundreds of dollars. 

I would also prefer not going through my primary care, because on the off chance I do have something, I don't want that on my insurance record.

If you got tested for herpes, where did you do it?

Thanks!
  • skysos

do you lose weight at the start of your period?

Just curious...does anyone experience a bit of weigh loss at the start of their period? (Or I suppose, weight gain right before?)

I don't own a scale so I normally don't pay much attention to my weight (it is healthy for my height).  But I went to the gym, which does have a scale, twice this week, Monday and today.  My period started Tuesday, and today I was a full 2 pounds lighter than when I weighed myself Monday (i.e. the day before my period started).  I only did moderate exercise on Monday (right after weighing myself) and none yesterday.  Eating was totally normal for me the past few days.  Two pounds in two uneventful days seems like a lot, so I was wondering if my cycle might have caused the difference somehow?  (I'm a light bleeder so I'm sure the weight of the blood/other period fluids I lost between the start of my period and today was practically nothing).  I'm curious to weigh myself again next month to see if the same thing happens.

If it makes a difference, I am on the pill.