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

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Evans II
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
12 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Except HIV , which may take up to 6 mo to show on tests the other std will be manifest within a week or two since unprotected sexual intercourse.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
12 years experience Internal Medicine
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
32 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
One week: See a doctor or clinic that evaluates and treats STD's (your MD, public health clinics, Planned Parenthood clinics) ASAP after exposure to consider pr ... Read More
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