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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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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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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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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 and yes: "Dormant" isn't quite the right word, but gonorrhea and most other STDs can be silent, causing no symptoms. However, the tests still will detect it. This is why all sexually active young people should have periodic testing. If you haven't recently been tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV) ask your doctor or visit a health department or Planned Parenthood clinic. Good luck! ...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