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Dr. Michael Ekizian Dr. Ekizian
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

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Marianne DiNapoli Dr. DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Can you get an STD from people that are clean?

Can you get an STD from people that are clean?

"Clean": You cannot tell by looking at someone's genitals if they have an std or not. Many stds, such as chlamydia and hiv, remain asymptomatic. For this reason, you should never assume someone is "clean" unless they have a recent negative std panel from their doctor. Always use barrier contraception, such as condoms, if you are unsure.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can you get an STD even if both partners are clean and you use a condom?

Can you get an STD even if both partners are clean and you use a condom?

Clean?: What do you mean "clean? " if you mean both are free from any std (which would require the both of you to be tested) or both of you are virgins, than using a condom can certainly assure you that an std is not transmitted. If you have oral sex, you can also transmit an std! Know your partners past sexual hstory!

Dr. Jennifer Austin Dr. Austin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you get an STD (including HIV and HPV) from wearing used underwear?

Can you get an STD (including HIV and HPV) from wearing used underwear?

STD transmission: If the used underwear has been washed, your risk or acquiring an STD would be extremely low. If unwashed and recently used, you would have a chance of getting HPV, HSV, and possibly others, if the other party had symptoms at time that they were wearing them. HIV would be very difficult to get in this manner though.

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Can you get an STD from oral sex? And are small bumps on the genital area always stds?

Can you get an STD from oral sex? And are small bumps on the genital area always stds?

Yes and no: You can certainly get an std from oral sex and all bumps on the genitals are not always std's.

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Dr. Kevin Brown Dr. Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
19 years in practice
Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine
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Can I get an STD if my bf is clean and has been tested?

Can I get an STD if my bf is clean and has been tested?

Yes: Its great that he was tested and that he is "clean." but there is no std panel that checks for everything. Additionally, men are not usually checked for hpv, which is the most common std overall. Additionally, some stds require lesions to actually test accurately. There are no guarantees of complete safety in a sexual relationship.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My now ex boyfriend cheated on me. He's also a liar too, so I can't trust his word on saying he's clean. What STDS should I get tested for.

My now ex boyfriend cheated on me. He's also a liar too, so I can't trust his word on saying he's clean. What STDS should I get tested for.

If you go to an: STD clinic they should have a standard panel. Your physician would also know what to test for. STD's can occur in clusters (more than one type of STD) - which is why testing in a panel is important. Take care.

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Dr. Raul Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Urology
34 years in practice
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I know I'm clean, do I need to get a STD test?

I know I'm clean, do I need to get a STD test?

No testing: If you consider yourself a practitioner of truly safe sax, if you have no symptoms and if you have no physical findings....Then no, there is no need to test.

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Dr. James Okamoto Dr. Okamoto
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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I'm majorly confused what can I get from cleaning dried blood? What STDs Bc I want to get tested

I'm majorly confused what can I get from cleaning dried blood? What STDs Bc I want to get tested

Hepatitis B: If you have NOT been vaccinated for Hepatitis B, it is possible to get a hep B infection from dried blood since it is a fairly strong virus and can live outside the body for many hours. You can't get HIV, Herpes, or other STDs from dried blood. That is why all health care workers and first responders are usually required to get Hep B vaccinations before they start work.

Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Been tryin 2 conceive for a year, is there any pills I can take 2 help me get pregnant quicker, that are cheap? I been checked 4 STDs & I'm clean

Been tryin 2 conceive for a year, is there any pills I can take 2 help me get pregnant quicker, that are cheap? I been checked 4 STDs & I'm clean

There is always: The issue of irregular ovulation. Check an ovulation predictor kit, but no, there are no over the counter pills. You can consult your doctor about a prescription.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it possible to get std's if I only have one sexual partner (boyfriend)? He checked himself before and he came out as clean and so am i.

STD: If both of you start out without stds and you both stay monogamous then you cannot get an std. These criteria, however, can be problematic. Best wishes.

Dr. Celia Dominguez Dr. Dominguez
Fertility Medicine
30 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can I get an STD from wearing my cousin's clean underwear (who is very sexually active) I also wore a pantyliner?

Can I get an STD from wearing my cousin's clean underwear (who is very sexually active) I also wore a pantyliner?

No: Std are spread through sexual contact not clean panties. It is good to always be alter though and use condoms!

Dr. Howard Feinberg Dr. Feinberg
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
33 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can you get a std from your vaginal area touching a possibly dirty comforter/cover. We had sex in a hotel not sure how clean covers were.

Can you get a std from your vaginal area touching a possibly dirty comforter/cover. We had sex in a hotel not sure how clean covers were.

Unlikely: Most of the germs we consider a cause of STI's will not live for any extended period outside of moist environment provided by the body. Some STD germs could end up on such surfaces, but once they dry out they die.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can I get an std from licking my bf's penis? I only did it once because I was nervous (and he didn't have a condom on too).

Can I get an std from licking my bf's penis? I only did it once because I was nervous (and he didn't have a condom on too).

Yes: If he carries STD's like gonorrhea and others licking his genitals exposes you to those germs. The likelihood of transfer is increased with duration of exposure and amount of germs present. The exposure you describe seems unlikely to pass an infection but there is always risk with sexual contact.

Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I hugged a prostitute and her sweat touched y neck. I don't have any open sores, or injury or any blood contqct with her. Can I get std? I took a shower within half an hour and cleaned the area with water and soap

I hugged a prostitute and her sweat touched y neck. I don't have any open sores, or injury or any blood contqct with her. Can I get std? I took a shower within half an hour and cleaned the area with water and soap

Not at all likely: If that was truly your only contact and no other and the other individual indeed had no transmissible STD's then (not all sex workers are infected) it is not likely that you would contract an STD that way. Why don't you seek a safer form for your sexual outlet-I.e. Seek a true life partner, not just a sexual outlet, not easy but much more satisfying and worthwhile. Good luck.

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Why can't I get rid of my chlamydia I took the medicine & haven't had sex & when I was tested I still had it, IV been tested & im clean for other std?

Why can't I get rid of my chlamydia I took the medicine & haven't had sex & when I was tested I still had it, IV been tested & im clean for other std?

What did your doc: Say? , your doc shoudld have explained that u have a resistat strain and u will need differnen antibiotics that u shoudl already be on, and your doc can consult an infectious disease specialist to help with treatment if necessary, reisistant chlamydia had nothing to do with being clean for other infections.

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman Dr. Whitman
Ophthalmology
41 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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