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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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I keep itching in my pubic area No STD like crabs what could it be?

Check up: Sounds like crabs. There aren't many things that cause your problem. Have it checked by a doctor. You may need treatment anyway. ...Read more

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What kinds of STDs are there?

What kinds of STDs are there?

STD: Bacteria, viruses and parasites can cause STD's. Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What kinds of STDs are there?

What kinds of STDs are there?

STD: Bacteria, viruses and parasites can cause STD's. Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Are there STDs that go undetected for decades?

Are there STDs that go undetected for decades?

Possible...: Physiological body relies on two lines of defense to fend off infective agents, i.e., first, natural barriers of skin and mucosa and second, humoral immune mechanism behind natural barriers. That is why exposure to infective agent does mean contracting it and contracting it does not mean manifesting a disease, so reflecting the strength and integrity of these two lines of defense of an individual. ...Read more

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Are there STDs which go undetected indefinitely?

Are there STDs which go undetected indefinitely?

Yes: The cancer associated strains of HPV can be acquired through sex, and hibernate in your body for decades without outward symptoms. Pap smears had been done for years before we knew the HPV was the initial trigger to the cancer.Without this early form of warning, the cervical cancer they produce can kill you.Other germs are less stealth, but you get the picture.If sexually active, get monitored. ...Read more

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What is std?

What is std?

Sexually Transmitted: Sexually Transmitted Disease. A person who does sexual-type activities with another person can give or receive (or both) germs that cause certain infections or diseases. Such diseases are called sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STI). Usually, one can only catch an infection if the other person has that particular germ at the time of the sexual activities. ...Read more

Crabs (Definition)

Crab lice is a colloquial term for pubic lice, or the infection of pubic hair by the louse parasite that feeds on human blood. The main symptom is itching. ...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