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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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Are there diseases that resemble stds?

Are there diseases that resemble stds?

Just get checked: Why ask this silly question when you already know the answer is "yes." just get checked out. Some std's are dangerous to you and some are dangerous to your partner(s). ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract an STD if you and your couple are clean from diseases?

Is it possible to contract an STD if you and your couple are clean from diseases?

No: Only get it if involved with someone that is infected. The best solution is to be monogamous. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting STD or any other diseases?

What is the probability of getting STD or any other diseases?

Depends on situation: No exposures=no disease, some exposure, some risk.More or unlimited exposure with increasing number of partners means an unlimited number of risks.Risks between two monogamous partners with no outside exposure, ever, approaches zero. ...Read more

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How can blood be contageous when it dries and you clean it I thought all STDs and disease are dead from sitting out for awhile?

How can blood be contageous when it dries and you clean it I thought all STDs and disease are dead from sitting out for awhile?

Because it is: Blood born STD's include the hepatitis B virus, that has been shown to remain potentially infectious for more than 6 months.Only a minute blood particle is needed to for transfer. Persons acquiring Heb B from a needle stick cleaning out an abandoned crack house learned the hard way.Each germ has its own limit if present in dried blood, but all body fluids should be considered a potential threat. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the side of my lip can I still kiss my girlfriend I'm clean and don't have any STDs or diseases but I just want to make sure help?

I have a cut on the side of my lip can I still kiss my girlfriend I'm clean and don't have any STDs or  diseases but I just want to make sure help?

Likely : A paper cut is different from a cold sore. Not sure what your cut is. Majority of population has been exposed to HSV , the virus that causes cold sores. If that's what you're worried about, you can refrain from kissing until cold sore goes away. ...Read more

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How serious are hemorrhagic cysts? Are they related to an underlying disease (like STDs)? Does it require surgery?

Hemorrhagic cysts: these cysts are usually not dangerous unless they are very large or continue to grow. They are not related to STDs. They usually do not require surgery unless they cause significant pain or are very large and are growing bigger. Hope that helps you. ...Read more

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