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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Are STDs more common in men?

Are STDs more common in men?

Not overall: Overall, there are 3 times the number of stds found in the us in women than men. However, much of that could be because women are screened far more often than men because of gyn appts and testing. Others like syphilis are 6 times more likely in men than women. Just depends on the std discussed and the person. ...Read more

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Are STDs more common in women?

Are STDs more common in women?

Yes, in some ways: Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds. That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men don't have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently. ...Read more

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Are there common signs of STDs for males?

Are there common signs of STDs for males?

STDs: Different STDs may present in differing fashions and there is not a common thread. Some may occur without overt symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of std?

HPV: Hpv or human papilloma virus is the most common std. Likely second for women is chlamydia. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of std's?

What are the common symptoms of std's?

Many!: There are many, but here are the most common: Abnormal discharge from the penis, vagina, or rectum (if exposed); painful or uncomfortable urination; various kinds of sores or skin bumps of the genitals or other exposed sites; inflamed/swollen lymph nodes in the groin or elsewhere; certain kinds of skin rash; and many more. Often no symptoms at all. If you think you were exposed, get tested. ...Read more

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How common is it not to show signs of an std?

How common is it not to show signs of an std?

Very common: Up to 3/4 of women and many men are asymptommatic with chlamydia infections and many are also asymptommatic with gonorrhea. Most people are infected with hpv (80% of all women by age 50) and don't know it. Hsv is fequently asymptommatic. And even HIV has a period of time where a person has absolutely no symptoms. ...Read more

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Are STDs for common with homosexuality?

Are STDs for common with homosexuality?

Common regardless: Sexually transmitted diseases are common in any individual who is not in a strictly monogomus relationship, has had more than one sexual partner, and has unprotected sexual contact regardless of sexual orientation. ...Read more

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What are common STD symptoms?

What are common STD symptoms?

Varies by disease: Most people with and std are unaware and we find it during std testing. Symptoms may include warts, ulcers, yellow or white vaginal/penile discharge, burning with urination, pelvic pain, bleeding between periods, testicular pain and joint pain as well. Untreated infections can cause serious complications. Get tested. ...Read more

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Is it true that STDs are more common if a guy is uncircumcised?

Is it true that STDs are more common if a guy is uncircumcised?

Yes, for some STDs: Recent evidence has supported the facts that uncircumcised makes have be more prone to hpv rates as well as, in developing countries with high HIV rates, HIV as well. It is not really associated with other stds (chlamydia/gonorrhea). Also, though not an std, partners of uncirc males may be more prone to a vaginal condition called bv. It's important for the make to have good foreskin hygiene. ...Read more

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What are the dormancy periods for the common stds?

What are the dormancy periods for the common stds?

Twelve STDs: This question is way too broad and would take up a whole text book to answer. Which is impossible here. I often recommend to my sexually active patients that they know all of the stds (there are twelve common ones) and who you get them or prevent them. I also like to remind them that five can prove deadly and do you know which five these are? ...Read more

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Is it common to get an STD from having oral sex?

Is it common to get an STD from having oral sex?

It isn't uncommon.: Get checked at an std clinic or with your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Never heard of the STD lgv - how rare/ common is it? Not usually one that is screened for.

Never heard of the STD lgv - how rare/ common is it? Not usually one that is screened for.

Chlamydia: Lgv is a type of chlamydia. It isn't common, but is being seen in some groups, especially gay men, in whom it can cause severe proctitis (anorectal infection). Chlamydia tests will pick up lgv, but you need specialized tests to tell you whether it's lgv or not. The difference is that you treat lgv with a 21-day course of doxycycline, which is what I would use in a gay man with proctitis. ...Read more

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Can you please talk about of the most common std's?

Lots: The most common stds include hpv, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis b, and trichomonas. Of these, hpv is the most common std with over 14 million new cases! Young people (under 25) represent almost 50% of all new std cases. ...Read more

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Does a man get epididymitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?

Does a man get epididymitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?

Sometimes: There are many causes of epididymitis. Some of them are caused by agents associated with std. Treatment and recovery time is dependent on the infecting agent and individual response to medication. ...Read more

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How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? Is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? Is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

Any STD can be: Transmitted through oral sex, including syphilis, if the other person is infected (which they may not know). Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HPV (human papilloma virus) are more common than syphilis these days and can be transmitted this way, This is why use of condoms for oral sex, as well as anal or vaginal sex is so important. ...Read more