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For what length of time can it take for an STI or STD to produce symptoms or accurate test results?

For what length of time can it take for an STI or STD to produce symptoms or accurate test results?

Silent stds: If you have a silent std don't sit around waiting for symptoms - you may not get any. If you have have had contact sexually with someone with an std- get tested now. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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


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What is the accuracy of a blood STD test?

What is the accuracy of a blood STD test?

No Blood Test: The way to diagnose gonorrhea is detailed by the cdc at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.Htm. ...Read more

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I just got tested for all STDs after a month from exposure. Everything came back negative how accurate are the tests at one month?

I just got tested for all STDs after a month from exposure.  Everything came back negative how  accurate are the tests at one month?

Depends : The accuracy is pretty good but depends on the exposures that you are concerned about. If there is a possibility of hep c and hiv, it's prudent to inform your doctor and perform serial testing. ...Read more

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When after contracting an STD can you get an accurate test result?

When after contracting an STD can you get an accurate test result?

Testing: It is recommended that if you show any suggestive symptoms or learn that your partner is infecfed that you don't delay in getting tested. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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If I slept with someone who slept with a hooker and I tested negative on my STD test, should I get tested a second time because the accuracy of these tests is not 100%?

If I slept with someone who slept with a hooker and I tested negative on my STD test, should I get tested a second time because the accuracy of these tests is not 100%?

STI: yes you should as there is a lapse from being exposed to and before you show any signs or symptoms it is referred to as incubation period so if you got yourself tested the very next day then it may be negative safe sex use of condoms can reduce STI'S but even with a condom on you can still get genital warts syphilis and herpes as they are spread by skin to skin contact ...Read more

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Are STD urine test accurate?

Are STD urine test accurate?

Yes, reliable ...: Yes, it's reliable but less than testing the specimens from vaginal fluid / cervical mucus/fluid, especially for trichomonas. Besides, some 75% & 50% of chlamydia-infected women & men have no symptom respectively. So, all women ...Read more

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How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections. ...Read more

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How long after being exposed to herpes can I get an accurate STD test?

How long after being exposed to herpes can I get an accurate STD test?

Herpes: The best way to test for herpes anymore is blood testing. One must always know there previous results before testing for a new infection. The IgM antibody test can pick up a new infection by three to six weeks after exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more