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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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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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How can a person get an std/sti if they have both been faithful to each other? Is this possible? Can an STD lie dormant from previous partners?

How can a person get an std/sti if they have both been faithful to each other? Is this possible? Can an STD lie dormant from previous partners?

Silent STDS: Chlamydia is the classic example of a “silent” std. Some people have carried latent stage syphilis for decades without being aware of it. One might also not be aware of the presence of gonorrhea or herpes simplex infections (genital). ...Read more

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Can STD cyst remain dormant in the human body?

Can STD cyst remain dormant in the human body?

Question unclear: What std are you referring to. Not familiar with common stds resulting in cysts. ...Read more

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Can men be carriers of trichomonas and have no symptoms? How long can this STD stay dormant?

Can men be carriers of trichomonas and have no symptoms? How long can this STD stay dormant?

Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite trichomonas vaginalis. The infection usually does not cause symptoms in men and goes away on its own in a few weeks. When one partner is diagnosed, the general recommendation is that both get treated and for prevention purposes no sex or at least use condoms until cured. See: http://goo.Gl/n5ziq. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhoea be dormant in a persons body? Also, can dormant STD's show up in tests even if no current symptoms.

Can gonorrhoea be dormant in a persons body? Also, can dormant STD's show up in tests even if no current symptoms.

Yes: History and examination may lead to the detection of STI which may be entirely unsuspected by the patient. http://patient.info/doctor/sexually-transmitted-infections-pro ...Read more

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Help! could std's lay dormant in your body?

Help! could std's lay dormant in your body?

Yes: If you are at all concerned about having an std- get checked. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract an STD from somone when the disease is dormant?

Is it possible to contract an STD from somone when the disease is dormant?

Asymptomatic - yes: If you are asking if you can contract a std from someone who is not currently symptomatic _ yes! ...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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What is std?

What is std?

Sexually Transmitted: Sexually Transmitted Disease. A person who does sexual-type activities with another person can give or receive (or both) germs that cause certain infections or diseases. Such diseases are called sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STI). Usually, one can only catch an infection if the other person has that particular germ at the time of the sexual activities. ...Read more

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Do e.R. Treat std?

Do e.R. Treat std?

Yes: You can be treated for an std in an er, but sometimes an urgent care center or std clinic will have a shorter wait. ...Read more

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Could I have a std?

Could I have a std?

Maybe. Maybe not.: A woman who's been having "s" with another person, might have allowed the other person to "t" some sort of "d" to her. So, a woman who has had sex (even once) with another person, indeed could have a sexually transmitted disease... But only if the other person had an std at the time of sex. ...Read more

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How do you catch std?

How do you catch std?

Unprotected contact: Std's are caught when someone has unprotected mucosal contact with an infected person's bodily fluids. This could be oral, anal, or vaginal mucosa with any fluids from the body. ...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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Does garlic cure std?

Does garlic cure std?

No: Garlic is good for you, but it's not a cure for anything. It might prevent stds by driving potential sex partners away. ...Read more

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How do you get an std?

Sexually transmitted: A sexually transmitted disease is spread by having sex. They key thing for people to remember is that sex, may include oral to genital, anal to genital, genital to genital contact or even hand to genital contact. All of those types of contact can spread stds. Contact with infected skin or secretions can spread the disease. ...Read more

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How can you get a std?

Through sex: Direct contact with an infected lesion or infected fluid of a person who has a sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.. This is achieved usually by close contact during sexual activity. ...Read more

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How do STD tests work?

How do STD tests work?

Antibodies & antigen: Most stds will check for antibodies against the pathogen or check for the antigen itself. Some use dna tests. ...Read more

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Can I get a STD orally?

Can I get a STD orally?

Absolutely: Many std's can be transmitted through oral sex including: herpes simplex, syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, hpv & chlamydia. It is always best to know your std status & that of your partner(s). Getting tested at a clinic can help relieve anxiety about std's. Otherwise using a method of barrier protection (ie. Condom or dental dam) during oral sex will significantly reduce your chances of getting an std. ...Read more

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