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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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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 you get a STD from kissing?

Can you get a STD from kissing?

Yes, but...: There are some stds that could be transmitted that way if you were kissing someone with an oral std, but this is not a common way for them to be spread. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get a STD from kissing?

Please tell me if you can get a STD from kissing?

STDs and Living: Yes. Unfortunately, there is one and that is herpes. Now, that said, please do not stop kissing. There are twelve common stds. I would hope that you can name them and know how to prevent or protect yourself against stds. 75% of americans have the 'oral' herpes known now as herpes type one. Most people get it as children from family members and not as adults. ...Read more

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Could you get STDs just from kissing?

Could you get STDs just from kissing?

Yes! Several STDs: Can be transmitted that way: herpes, syphilis (if chancre on lip/mouth), gonorrhea (if after oral sex), hpv (after oral sex). If there are no std lesions/bacteria/viruses on lips or in mouth, then simple kissing can't transmit them. ...Read more

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Which type of STDs can you get from giving head and kissing?

Which type of STDs can you get from giving head and kissing?

Most of them: Most of them can be obtained from these activities, to certain percentages. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has an STD thats like mano i just want to know if i can get it from kissing?

My girlfriend has an STD thats like mano i just want to know if i can get it from kissing?

Question unclear: If you mean infectious mononucleosis when you say "mano" then the answer is probably. But it would be necessary to know the specific std to which she is referring. If this is hiv, the answer is probably not transmitted by kissing, syphilis maybe, CMV can be transmitted but generally not considered an std. Need more information. ...Read more

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Can you get STDs from kissing or making out?

Can you get STDs from kissing or making out?

STDs: That depends upon what and where you are kissing and what "making out" means. Need more info to give you reassurance, but if just kissing on lips and finger massaging of genitals it is not likely to transmit stds. ...Read more

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Do girls get STDs from kissing & fingering several times?

Do girls get STDs from kissing & fingering several times?

STDs: 23 is a young adult and one who should know about STDs. Yes. Of course. Herpes and HPV are two that are possible in this scenario. It is important on my practice for my patients to be empowered by the facts . There are twelve common STDs. Please know them by this time tomorrow. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD by kissing around the genital not actually on it ?

Can you get an STD by kissing around the genital not actually on it ?

Probably not: Without direct oral contact with a partner's genitals -- the penis, labia, varinal opening, etc -- no STD is likely. If this is your only exposure and you're not having any symptoms, you needn't worry and don't need testing. ...Read more

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How likely am i to get an STD or HIV from performing cunninglus? Is the the safest sexual activity other than kissing? What are the precautions?

How likely am i to get an STD or HIV from performing cunninglus? Is the the safest sexual activity other than kissing? What are the precautions?

You can obtain: Both from doing that, any kind of unprotected sex either oral or vaginally can expose u to stds or HIV if your partner has that, the safest is to make sure u and your partner do not have stds or HIV by doing testing first. ...Read more

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On New Years Eve, a stranger kissed me. After, he said he might have an STD, I now have a cold sore. What should I do? Is it free to get it tested?

On New Years Eve, a stranger kissed me. After, he said he might have an STD, I now have a cold sore. What should I do? Is it free to get it tested?

Oral herpes?: A single cold sore usually is recurrence of longstanding oral herpes. If you acquired new oral herpes from kissing, probably you would have multiple sores, sore throat, etc. So my guess is you didn't catch this from the stranger's kiss. STDs are not transmitted by kissing (except oral herpes, which isn't considered an STD). See a doctor to confirm diagnosis, but testing may not be free. ...Read more

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Hi! A girl and I were deep kissing. I touched her vagina. She didn't touch my penis. I don't know her sexual history. Should I get tested for STDs/Is?

Hi! A girl and I were deep kissing. I touched her vagina. She didn't touch my penis. I don't know her sexual history. Should I get tested for STDs/Is?

Nice gesture: Many of my patients in NYC get tested for STDs before beginning a new intimate relationship with a new partner. It shows that you are aware and are considerate for your partner. She should get tested too. Sometimes STDs can remain asymptomatic until they present. I have had many patients in tears coming in with new infections from a lover who thought they were STD free. ...Read more

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How likely to get infected w/ HSV or any STD (w/ no visual symptoms) from: 1) mutual masturbation? 2) kissing external buttocks? 3) kissing breasts?

How likely to get infected w/ HSV or any STD (w/ no visual symptoms) from: 1) mutual masturbation? 2) kissing external buttocks? 3) kissing breasts?

Very low: Very unlikely to get HIV from kissing,unless you have a fresh wound in your mouth and your partener has fresh wound also,then blood might transfer HIV however it is very rare to be transfered through any kissing.maybe masturbating if you touch her sexual fluids then touching youe sexual parts. ...Read more

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I french kissed with the masseuse from a massage parlour.What are my chances of std?When should I get checked?.scared!phlemy throat after 3hrs of kiss

I french kissed with the masseuse from a massage parlour.What are my chances of std?When should I get checked?.scared!phlemy throat after 3hrs of kiss

Doctor can check: A person who has a "phlegmy" throat and is worried about it can see his primary care doctor for an evaluation. Many things can cause throat symptoms, such as strep bacteria, cold viruses, allergens, obsessing about one's throat, etc... Just being a masseuse does not equate to being a carrier of STD's. Kissing is not the main way to transmit STD's. Otherwise, they would be called KTD's, not STD's. ...Read more

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How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

Skin to skin contact: Certian stds, such as herpes and hpv, can be transmitted through skin to skin contact. Therefore, sex is not required to transmit these infections. ...Read more

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If u got STD from kissing then what are the symptoms & how many days after kissing ur symptoms starts? What are the treatments?

If u got STD from kissing then what are the symptoms & how many days after kissing ur symptoms starts? What are the treatments?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes can take six months to e positive on a blood test. 90% of people with herpes do not have an outbreak. You must, as a sexually active human know your herpes status. You cannot get it more than once. ...Read more

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Should i be afraid of getting STDs from kissing?

Should i be afraid of getting STDs from kissing?

HSV : The only one i can think of that you can possibly get from kissing is hsv (herpes) - which cold sores. And that only happens if there active ulcers (not always visible). Other diseases are not transmissible by kissing unless there is bleeding in the mouth (and even that is a very small chance). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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