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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

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 a person get an STD in their eyes?

Can a person get an STD in their eyes?

Yes!!!: Herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and pubic lice can all end up infecting the eye. Be careful, no "groin fluids" into the eyes.... ...Read more

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If you get urine in your eye, mouth, or in any type of cut/open sore on your skin, can you get an STD from that? If the urine has no trace of blood in it, but still makes contact with an open cut from an infected persons urine?

If you get urine in your eye, mouth, or in any type of cut/open sore on your skin, can you get an STD from that? If the urine has no trace of blood in it, but still makes contact with an open cut from an infected persons urine?

Here are some. ..: The agents to cause STDs have their own unique fastidiousness of survival and growth. Therefore, contacting with STDs does not mean contracting them. Contracting them doesn't mean developing the symptoms or lesions of STD due to personal immune defense ability. Of course, avoiding contacts is the best means to avoid STDs. So, beware to practice safe sex and get tested timely if in high risk. ...Read more

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What is the chance of me aquiring a STD from head?

What is the chance of me aquiring a STD from head?

Very small: Aquiring an infection from a bathroom fixture is very small
almost never. ...Read more

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When I get an erection after retracting my foreskin behind my head, it starts to sting. Std symptom?

When I get an erection after retracting my foreskin behind my head, it starts to sting. Std symptom?

Not necessarily: If your foreskin is difficult to retract (phimotic) it might cause some constriction near the end of the penis with an erection if the foreskin is in a retracted position. It is important not to leave the foreskin retracted as pain and swelling can result. If you are suspicious about infection talk to your doctor for testing but UTI usually causes frequent urination and burning while voiding ...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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I have painless small white bumps on penis head & on penis shaft. I never had sex so it's not STDs. How to get rid of these?

I have painless small white bumps on penis head & on penis shaft. I never had sex so it's not STDs. How to get rid of these?

Sebaceous glands: Most likely these are clogged glands. Scrub them when you are in the shower and keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot, left side of penis head/crown. It seems to get better when I put neosporin on it. Could it simply be an abrasion or an std?

I have a small red spot, left side of penis head/crown. It seems to get better when I put neosporin on it. Could it simply be an abrasion or an std?

Tough to say: Without an exam and testing, it is really impossible to say, but the fact that it improves with antibiotic meds is encouraging for an abrasion like wound. Get checked for the definitive answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be an std? I get red bumps in head of penis and foreskin it usually happens in thje morning when I wake up I usually just take a shower and it goes away in 1hr or so. Sometimes foreskin itches and it gets red....Is it possible it can be

Is it possible to be an std? I get red bumps in head of penis and foreskin it usually happens in thje morning when I wake up I usually just take a shower and it goes away in 1hr or so. Sometimes foreskin itches and it gets red....Is it possible it can be

Balanitis: This is due to a tiny amount of urine under the foreskin. Smegma and other microorganisms proliferate as they feed on the urine. It is not an infection, but the metabolic products of these microbes is irritating. Make sure you wash and blot under the foreskin before sleep. Castellani solution wipes out the microorganisms and stops this symptom. It can be repeated when needed. A circumcision is cur ...Read more

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I get red spots/balanitis on my penis head after sex/masturbation. Mostly disappears in a day. My partner is clean. I am uncircumcised. Is it std/rash?

I get red spots/balanitis on my penis head after sex/masturbation. Mostly disappears in a day. My partner is clean. I am uncircumcised. Is it std/rash?

STDs: The best way in which to obtain an answer to your question is to have a professional examine the rash and test you accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to develop an STD in your eye?

Is it possible for you to develop an STD in your eye?

STDs: Can definitely affect your eyes. Herpes simplex is the most common of the stds to affect the eyes. Others include gonorrhea, chlamydia, papilloma virus and others. ...Read more

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With the exception of std's, is there any reason oral sex is "unsafe" in the eyes of medical professionals?

With the exception of std's, is there any reason oral sex is "unsafe" in the eyes of medical professionals?

Sex: No. Not in any way. But that is where a physician should stop. Medicine in general is to have no opinion on when, how, or with whom one is sexual.

Oral sex is enjoyed by many billions of sexually active individuals in the world. There is no health concern, in general to this common sexual activity. ...Read more

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I contracted an STD and noticed that the area around my eyes went dark overnight. Please explain what happened and how to treat?

I contracted an STD and noticed that the area around my eyes went dark overnight. Please explain what happened and how to treat?

Not sure: What you have. I don't know of an STD that causes eyes to darken. You should seek medical evaluation so they can see your eyes and help make the best plan of action ...Read more

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Our opthalmologist said that my cousin has an STD in her eyes. Could it be possible to have an STD in the eyes and she's still a virgin.?

Our opthalmologist said that my cousin has an STD in her eyes. Could it be possible to have an STD in the eyes and she's still a virgin.?

STDs: The term means that the condition was transmitted sexually, and sex is not limited to vaginal penetration. If she got infected semen into her eyes while performing oral or hand sex with a boyfriend this could occur. If she was with another woman, this could occur through oral sex. ...Read more

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What STD causes dry eyes and pain from kissing?

What STD causes dry eyes and pain from kissing?

Need more info: Dry eyes can be many things. Not aware of any stds that only affect eyes. Any other symptoms? You should see a doc for an std checkup. Oral herpes maybe. But very rare that it goes to eyes. ...Read more

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Tears from eyes are considered bodily fluid from what I've read they cant transmit STD because the virus is to low in concentration? True? For all std?

It's true!: Not all "bodily fluids" transmit HIV or STDs. In fact, except for genital fluids or blood, there is little risk of STD/HIV from exposure. Tears, sweat, saliva, and urine rarely transmit them. Even breast milk, which can transmit HIV to babies, is generally pretty safe. In all cases, it's not only that viruses and bacteria are in low amounts, but these fluids actually inhibit or kill them. ...Read more

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I getting pain inside my eyes and its affecting my vision and also my lashes. Which STD cause this problem.

I getting pain inside my eyes and its affecting my vision and also my lashes. Which STD cause this problem.

See Your doctor: This sounds very serious. Your vision is affected with associated pain. It goes without saying that you only have 2 eyes and we want to protect them. Syphilis, Herpes, Chlamydia and HIV all effect the eye just to name a few of the common ones. See your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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Which STDs can be transmitted when the semen of an infected person contacts the eye?

Which STDs can be transmitted when the semen of an infected person contacts the eye?

Low risk for all: There are no data on this, only educated guesswork. But some risk undoubtedly exists for all STDs. But even busy STD clinics rarely see patients with STDs involving the eyes, even though there must have been millions of sexual exposures in which semen or vaginal fluids contacted persons' eyes. So the risk obviously is very low. But can't say it's zero. ...Read more

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I sat on and touched something wet on my pants and then cleaned my eyes using those fingers. I am worried about transmission of STDs via eyes/nose.?

I sat on and touched something wet on my pants and then cleaned my eyes using those fingers. I am worried about transmission of STDs via eyes/nose.?

Hard to know: Hmmm. Depends what the wet substance was. It's easy to infect eyes with just about anything that can call conjunctival mucosa (eye membranes) moistened by tear fluid, home. Remember, some microbes survive even on dry surfaces (staph, enveloped viruses) which means theoretically, you could infect your eyes even before touching that fluid. Infections can damage vision. Get prompt care if concerned. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV or any STD from itching your eye?

Is it possible to contract HIV or any STD from itching your eye?

Unlikely: Hiv is only transmitted by exposure to blood, usually through a break in the skin or in a mucous membrane during sexual contact. ...Read more

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If public urinal water containing urine gets in your eye, can you catch an STD? (The water was at least 9 hours old, and it was just a drop or two).

If public urinal water containing urine gets in your eye, can you catch an STD? (The water was at least 9 hours old, and it was just a drop or two).

No risk: STDs are not transmitted in this fashion. Even if the water had been contaminated with an STD virus or bacteria, it would be too dilute to cause infection. You avoid STDs by having only safe sex. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is there a known connection between a GBS UTI and a mild pink eye (no eye secretions, no other proven STDs)?

Is there a known connection between a GBS UTI and a mild pink eye (no eye secretions, no other proven STDs)?

GBS-UTI: Not unless you carelessly spread the UTI to the eye region (self contaminate). Would be best to have a c&s if the pink eye does not resolve on normal therapy. ...Read more

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What are some names of STDs that make bumps on the face, chin and neck however not on the eyes, forehead or nose?

What are some names of STDs that make bumps on the face, chin and neck however not on the eyes, forehead or nose?

Here are someā€¦: Sorry to hear something bumpy on face, chin, and neck! Professionally & clinically, I have never read articles or heard of discussion on STD-related bumps in those areas over my 45-yr engaging in medicine. Nonetheless, bring the detailed info on the onset, decree, duration, evolution, progress of symptoms & signs to doctor for analysis, examination with inspection, tests so to deduce Dx for Rx. ...Read more

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If I don't have a STD (been tested several times and am married) is there a point in putting antibiotic ointment in newborn's eyes?

If I don't have a STD (been tested several times and am married) is there a point in putting antibiotic ointment in newborn's eyes?

Yes: Congrats on being free of stds. However your baby can still get eye infections from normal or abnormal bacteria that are present during birth process. Thus it's still really recommended. ...Read more

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My boyfriend finished on my face when I told him not to, and semen got in my eye and it's irritated and red. What should I do? He doesn't have STD

My boyfriend finished on my face when I told him not to, and semen got in my eye and it's irritated and red. What should I do? He doesn't have STD

Irritation: Continue to use saline drops for the eye for a day or so. The irritation should resolve. Unlikely, but conjunctivitis possible. If redness or drainage should develop get checked. ...Read more

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A strangers beer splashed in my eye should I be worried about std's or other infections?

A strangers beer splashed in my eye should I be worried about std's or other infections?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely that you would garner any infection from anyone's beer beverage splashing in your eye (s). Beer has a small amount of alcohal, but may contain some yeast that was used in the fermentation process. This yeast, however, is not the typical yeast that causes infections in the human body (otherwise, we wouldn't be able to consume it regularly). ...Read more

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Can one catch an infection or STD from spit in the eye?

Can one catch an infection or STD from spit in the eye?

No STD: Some viruses can be transmitted via body fluids. Std not know to be transmitted via sputum in the eye. ...Read more

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I tested positive for Uraeplasma Parvum PCR. My husband has had an affair and I thus contracted this from him. He claims this can be transferred by means of coughing or sneezing in someone's eye or nose. Can you confirm that this is an STD?

I tested positive for Uraeplasma Parvum PCR. My husband has had an affair and I thus contracted this from him. He claims this can be transferred by means of coughing or sneezing in someone's eye or nose. Can you confirm that this is an STD?

Considered STD: The organism is considered a STD but it can also be transferred through a cough or a sneeze. Because of your circumstances you need to discuss this further with your doctor. Since the pcr was positive, I believe you have an STD and follow your doctors recommendations. Good luck ...Read more

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Watery eyes and runny nose after oral sex is it a std?

Unlikely: But any form of unprotected sex can result in the transmission of stds. If you are concerned, go and get tested. Always better safe than sorry. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more