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A Typical Amibguous Std Question
STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
Not uncommon: Unfortunately, this is an area where people are often not honest. ...Read more
I am getting tested for STDs today and I am a little nervous. What should I expect, procedure and question-wise?
Probably not: Of course, "cold symptoms" can mean many things. Typical sx of cough and runny nose are NOT sx of STI. Most STI symptoms are "local" (genital) and include rash, itching, discharge, or pain. That said, it is possible that an isolated "sore throat" could be a symptoms of something more serious like gonorrhea, but unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell if I have an std? I have no insurance so going to the doctors is out of the question.
Clinic: See a community health clinic or planned parenthood site for help. ...Read more