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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. 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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Can an STD be fatal?

Can an STD be fatal?

Presumed Untreated: Hiv will progress to aids, which commonly ends in death. Syphilis, if untreated, can result in later severe neurological damage and death. Herpes can be fatal if it causes brain swelling (encephalitis). Hepatitis a&b cause liver swelling, which can kill you. Warts (hpv) can lead to cervical cancer, which can be fatal. It can also cause oral cancers. Luckily most stds can be managed with meds. ...Read more

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How fatal/is it fatal to take a contraceptive pill before sex and plan-b after sex for back up just 1ce?Don't worry about std's, we don't have them.

How fatal/is it fatal to take a contraceptive pill before sex and plan-b after sex for back up just 1ce?Don't worry about std's, we don't have them.

Not fatal: But might make you nauseated. Wouldn't it just be easier to use a condom? Plan b is pretty good protection. Yes it has a failure rate and condoms are far better, but I am not sure that taking an extra birth control pill before is going to add any benefit. Certainly hasn't been studied. ...Read more

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Which STDs are permanent?

Which STDs are permanent?

Few: Hiv is treatable, but not curable, yet. Herpes does not have a cure, but there are treatments to decrease outbreaks and to decrease the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Which STDs cannot be cured?

Which STDs cannot be cured?

Herpes Simplex&HIV: There is no cure for Herpes Simplex or Genital Herpes and HIV There are meds used to suppress the virus in both condition but there is no cure as yet ...Read more

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From where did STDs originate?

From where did STDs originate?

Man/woman's origin: From the birth of this planet, by whatever means one believe's in, bacteria and viruses have existed.They have predated man's existence, and have survived frozen in ice for "zillions of years" and still retained their infective capacity. Std's are transmitted by viruses and bacteria from human contact(man to woman or any other combination) and will be with our planet until it no longer exists. ...Read more

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What are some untreatable stds?

What are some untreatable stds?

None : There are treatments for all std's. Even HIV , which so far in not curable, has very effective treatments. ...Read more

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What STDs should be checked out?

What STDs should be checked out?

Alll of them: Std's include, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillis, hepatitis, and hiv. All of them should be tested. ...Read more

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How many kinds of STDs are there?

How many kinds of STDs are there?

STD's: Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What all STDs chronic and untreatable?

Few: Infections that are caused by bacteria (including gonorrhea and chlamydia) can be cured with antibiotics if they are caught early, while infections caused by viruses (like herpes, hiv, or hepatitis c) can often be controlled somewhat with medications but can't be completely eliminated from the body. Finding any kind of infection early is best, so see your healthcare provider if you are concerned! ...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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What different kinds of STDs are there?

What different kinds of STDs are there?

STD: Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Signs of STD in male?

Signs of STD in male?

STI's (STD's): It depends on the sti's (sexually transmitted infections) you are referring to. Painful or painless rash. Burning on urination. Penile discharge. Some sti's can be fairly asymptomatic and thus testing is your best bet to know if you have one (or more than one). ...Read more

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Will I die from this std?

Will I die from this std?

Hard to say: Since you offer no specific information the answer is not specific. Most STD's are treatable and seldom fatal.Some can be depending on what the germ is, how and when it is found and how and if treated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have STD?

How to know if I have STD?

Get Tested.: The bottom line is that some STD's are silent (no symptoms). So the only way to know for sure is to get tested. Take care. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a std?

It varies: Some stds cause painful urination and discharge. Others cause ulcers on skin lesions which may or may not be painful.. In addition, conditions such as HIV or hepatitis c, which can be transmitted sexually, may have little or no symptoms at first. If you ae sexually active or have a history of multiple parterners talk to a doctor about proper screening. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an std?

How to know if I have an std?

Symptoms or tests: Symtoms include itching, redness or irritation of genitalia, burning on urination, vaginal or urethral discharge. Suspicion, if u had unprotected sex with a new partner. Should assume you have an std if partner has one. Dr can examine you, test discharge or take swabs which can be cultured ; will give definitive answer. Stds are very common, hence protection strongly advised, esp. For casual sex! ...Read more

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Could I possibly have an std?

Yes: You may, or may not, have symptoms with a sexually transmitted infection (sti; used to be std). If you think you could have an sti, you must have a culture done (with an exam). If you've been sexually active at all, you could absolutely have an sti. Both you and your partner should be checked; always use barrier contraception... And stop having sex for now. ...Read more

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What test is used for an STD ?

What test is used for an STD ?

Depends on the STD: Blood tests (syphilis), urine tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia), swabs with culture or dna tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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