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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 22 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
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 42 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 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
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
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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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 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
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
Internal Medicine 13 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 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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