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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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If two virgins have unprotected sex (any form) can they contract an STD (for example aids)?

If two virgins have unprotected sex (any form) can they contract an STD (for example aids)?

Possible : If one is infected with HIV that was acquired through a blood transfusion, needle stick, intravenous drug use etc... And then have unprotected sex , the risk of transferring the disease to the other exists. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for example taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily to reduce and STD breakout. what are the long-term effects?

Can you tell me for example taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily to reduce and STD breakout. what are the long-term effects?

None known: Valacyclovir (Valtrex®) is used to suppress gential herpes outbreaks. It is one of the safest drugs known; side effects are extremely rare. Even with many years treatment, you can expect to have no significant problems from it. ...Read more

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If you go to the hospital for a check-up and they draw blood out and for a urine example would they let you know if you have an std? or something

If you go to the hospital for a check-up and they draw blood out and for a urine example would they let you know if you have an std? or something

Not necessarily: Depending on why you go to the ER.. If it's a non std related visit.. It is unlikely they will order tests to test for STDs. So in that case, no. Rarely are STDs considered an emergency department level concern and isn't routinely drawn on an emergent basis. If for some reason it is warranted and the hospital you are at can run the tests on site, they will give you those results there. ...Read more

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Can i get any sort of STD if someone spit in my drink? For example if the spit/saliva had blood or mucus in it.

Can i get any sort of STD if someone spit in my drink? For example if the spit/saliva had blood or mucus in it.

Unlikely: I could probably construct a scenario in which this could occur, but the structure would be so weird that it would make a science fiction story. My question is why you would drink anything after somebody spit in it? ...Read more

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Can you get an STD any other way than being sexually active? For example using a dirty bathroom or scratching yourself down there over top clothes

Can you get an STD any other way than being sexually active? For example using a dirty bathroom or scratching yourself down there over top clothes

Sexually transmitted: disease, by definition, is sexually transmitted. You can contract infections that can be spread by other means as well as by sexual contact. For example, you can get AIDS or hepatitis from sexual contact or from blood transfusions. You cannot get STD from dirty bathroom or scratching. ...Read more

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Why does HPV causes cancer where herpes for example doesn't? What makes it more dangerous when both are STDs & viruses? Will I get rid of HPV16 ever??

Why does HPV causes cancer where herpes for example doesn't? What makes it more dangerous when both are STDs & viruses? Will I get rid of HPV16 ever??

Your HPV will clear: HPV and herpes are different viruses. Not every virus causes the same health problems as others. Neither herpes nor HPV is very dangerous, and it isn't sexual transmission that makes anything dangerous. Most HPV infections (type 16 and others) are cleared by the immune system over 1-2 years and do not cause cancer. People tend to get freaked because of association with sex, but there's no need. ...Read more