The character I'm writing about is male, has been sexually active with several partners of both genders without protection and his parole officer tells him to get tested (long story) so I would like details of how a test is done. What is usually tested for? How are the tests done?
This might just be that I'm not good at googleing, but I can't seem to find any info on how a usual testing round for STDs is done... if anyone has anything, including some good search phrases, I would really appreciate it.
EDIT: I've got what I need now. Thank you so much to everyone who replied. Awesome answers & just what I needed!
So... i need to get two of my characters stuck in a small town, and I figure that guy A's convertible getting messed up would do it. However, I have no iudea what precisely is the sort of a breakup that would make it so that they are stuck in thew town for over a month waiting for parts; the car is a snazzy conbvertible, one that I have not been too specific about, can be as new or as old as needed. And yes, I know jack about cars,and don't know how to google something like this.
The owner's friend, Guy B, I intend to get in trouble. Namely, by having him get caught cheating in poker. I have managed to google some methods of cheating, but they seem to be tailored towards classy casino cheating, not smoky dive sort of cheating. How could he cheat and get caught in a way that would not be out of place for a thirtysomething biker type?
All of my male friends are either clean-shaven or already had their face fuzz when I met them, and all Google will tell me is that the rate at which men's facial hair grows is unique to each of them. So. About how long would it take for a man to grow enough of a beard to significantly change his appearance? Not to make him unrecognizable to people he sees regularly, but enough so that someone who only knew him from pictures in the paper or on television wouldn't recognize him with the beard, glasses, and maybe a slightly different hair color?
Also, is there a particular reason that a man wouldn't want to use regular hair dye on his beard?
First of all, let me say how wonderful this community is. You people all rock my socks. :)
So my question--couldn't find anything applicable on Wikipedia or Google or AJ. It's fairly simple: how long do lawyers keep cases on file? Forever? A certain number of years? Like, let's say that one of my characters had a lawyer draw up his will in 1940--would the record of it still be there sixty years later?
I've tried google, but apparently I'm not selecting the right buzzwords.
If CSI suspects me and tests my DNA, a 100% match means I did it, while a partial match means someone I'm related to did it. I'm looking for a table of percentages by relation. For example; 50% match would be either my parents or my kids, while a 25% match would be either my grandparents or grandkids. What would be the percentage for a sibling? A parent's sibling? A cousin? Second cousin? etc. Thanks for all help.
I need to acquire intimate knowledge of the Cajun dialect. I'm scrounging around for native speakers right now, but does anybody know of any good books/videos/other resources on the subject? It's always nice to have recommendations.
Hi, I was wondering if anybody knows some good informative books about culture in the 1960s (especially pertaining to teenagers). I need information about dress, slang, music, etc. There are so many books about this era that I dont know which ones to order from my library. Any suggestions?