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A 27-year-old member asked:

how long after unprotected sex can stds show up if u go to the doctor n get checked out?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Madhusudhan Dommeti
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Long time: Some std's show up early some may not even show uptill one year.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can unprotected sex between two virgins cause stds?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No : By definition, STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. By definition, virgins have not had sex yet. Assuming neither virgin got an std from rape or from birth, then neither virgin has any std to pass to the other virgin.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do people have so much unprotected sex without getting stds?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Evans II
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
they don't.: Many people get stds. There is not a 100% transmission rate and it sometimes takes more than 1 exposure. Still, much better to be careful. Many people are not truthful about their status. Sex is not worth dying for.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long do you have to wait after unprotected sex to have tests for stds?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Up to 6 months: Up to 6 months for hiv, hcv and hbv. Up to a month for warts, molluscum, syphilis. Days for herpes.
Hanford, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:

I got tested exactly 1 week for STDs after unprotected sex. Will my tests be accurate? Got tested for everything

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
STD: Yes, the tests are accurate, but may need to be repeated, particularly if you are concerned about HIV, syphilis, and so on. Without knowing what tests were run it is difficult to comment on your particular situation, but please see a doctor familiar with the evaluation of STDs. Best wishes for a successful outcome.
Denmark
A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it too late to get tested and cured for STD's if the act of unprotected sex happened almost six months ago?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Better late than not: You can and should get tested. Some STDs can only be treated, not cured anyway. Definitely you can prevent spreading any STD by learning and using safe sex info and condoms. I'm glad you've realized that it's important - that's a great thing and can never be too late! Thanks!

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