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A 32-year-old male asked:

how do you no you a a sexually transmitted disease and how many days after the encounter do you start burning?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
HIV : There are many types of std. Get tested for HIV and see your physician for further evaluation. Practice safe sex.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Depends: On the disease you acquired and where. The most important thing to do is, if you think you have been exposed to stds, go and see an expert and get tested. Most community health centers will have anonymous testing facilities available. Good luck.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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