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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 eating out?

Can you get an STD from eating out?

Yes: Like at applebee's? No seriously, i believe you meant oral sex... The answer is yes! oral sex can transmit or acquire some stds. Gonorrhea can cause a throat infection and herpes is easy to transmit to the face and mouth as well. Others, like HIV are highly unlikely. Hpv, or the virus that causes genital warts causes 70% of all head and neck cancers and is spread though oral to genital contact. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from using a gym shower?

Can you get an STD from using a gym shower?

That depends...: ...On what you do in the shower. You won't get one from showering alone. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from using a public restroom?

Can you get an STD from using a public restroom?

STD: It is very unlikely. To my knowledge there have been no known cases of someone contracting an STD from a public restroom. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from giving oral to a woman if so which ones did include. Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Can you get an STD from giving oral to a woman if so which ones did include. Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Very low risk: Cunnilingus (oral-vaginal contact) is very low risk for STDs, especially for the oral partner. In my 40 years in the STD business, I've never seen a patient who apparently acquired any STD by performing oral sex on a woman. In theory, you could get oral gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, or HPV. No HIV risk. If no symptoms like oral sores or sore throat, you needn't worry and don't need testing. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from being fingered?

Yes: Herpetic Whitlow (Herpes on the fingers) is contagious and can be transmitted directly. If you have reason to believe that you have been infected you should see a physician diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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