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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 you get an STD from a toilet seat? Say if your "private area" accidentally touches the seat?

Can you get an STD from a toilet seat? Say if your "private area" accidentally touches the seat?

No: The only way that could happen was if you had open, broken skin. Luckily our skin is a great barrier to these types of infections. The skin touching seat is your leg, not vagina. If you had open sores on the back of your leg then you might wznt to use protective barrier. ...Read more

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Can you get STDs from toilet seats?

Rare: By theory it is possible, but hightly unlikely. (example-someone with herpes for example has an open sore, sits on the toilet, then you sit on the toliet seat immediately after and have an open sore that happens to sit on the same area-possible to spread the infection). Most people are more aware of public hygiene and avoid this type of scenario though. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD by cleaning a toilet seat with someone eldest urine on it?

Can you get an STD by cleaning a toilet seat with someone eldest urine on it?

STD: That would very unlikely. The std would likely need to make contact with a mucosal membrane (like mouth or genitalia) on you or go directly in through a break in your skin (depending on what it is ). In other words the type of contact you have would not be conducive to this. However, there can be lots of germs in general on toilets- so hope you clean toilets with gloves. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get an std like hiv or hep c by contact with urine. I lifted a public toilet seat, and there was fluid, think it may be urine. Had small cut ?

Can you get an std like hiv or hep c by contact with urine. I lifted a public toilet seat, and there was fluid, think it may be urine. Had small cut ?

Highly unlikely.: Everyone uses public toilets throughout their lives, and people are generally less than sanitary in their usage. If diseases were easily communicable in this way, we would all be in trouble. Cut or not, the best thing for you to do is wash your hands thoroughly after each toilet use, and you will be fine. Unprotected sex is a good way to get both of these, however. Use condoms. ...Read more

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Besides injection, blood transfer, sitting on public toilets, can you still get STDs or aids even without several partners but only with one?

Besides injection, blood transfer, sitting on public toilets, can you still get STDs or aids even without several partners but only with one?

It only takes one...: You need not worry about toilets; but you still must be concerned about partners. Even just one. Like gambling, it only takes one to win (or loose); and you never know when that one time will occur. The more exposures and the more partners you have, the more your risk. But you have some risk even with just one partner, and even with just one exposure. Get tested (both of you); practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more