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How long after unprotected sex do you need to get a STD screening

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Now and later: You need to have an appointment now to discuss this with your doctor. Some STDs can be tested for now, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, while others nee... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends upon STD: Chlamydia urine test, can B +ve in
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Evans II
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
1wk to 6 months: Different stds have different intubation periods. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why yo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Anytime: Some STDs will be able to be discovered after infection, so an exam and testing atanytine is helpful. Others like HIV and syphilis can take months to... Read More
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Dr. Yiyan Liu
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
Depends.: It depends on which kind of std. For hiv, even if you are infected, it takes a few months to identify the viruses by the lab test. But for some bacter... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
A Verified Doctoranswered
14 years experience
Yes: Yes trust results,you don't have herps,unless you try to have unprotected sex again..Unprotected sex is not safe at all please avoid having unprotecte... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
2-3 weeks and 3 mos.: There are many possible sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis, hiv, hepatitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, trichomonas, and human papi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
STDs: Right away. The sooner the better. Depending on the situation the doctor may want to begin you on prophylactic medications. Go asap and hope all is w... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Not long: If you are concerned about exposure to stds, it is best to get tested right away. Today's tests can detect the dna of an infection before you show any... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Asymptomatic spread: Most STI testing is based on finding antibodies that are made in response to an exposure/infection. So short answer - most take a few weeks. However y... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
31 years experience
ANY TIME.: Especially if you have symptoms. You will be tested again in intervals to assure you haven't contracted subacute incurable diseases but the acute ones... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
4-5 days, 6 weeks: Smart move to be tested for STD if your partner might be at risk, e.g. other partners recently. A vaginal swab test for gonorrhea and chlamydia is acc... Read More
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