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I am 16 and male, and I am curious to were i can go to get a free STD check in San Jose?

I am 16 and male, and I am curious to were i can go to get a free STD check in San Jose?

Call around for info: Planned Parenthood may be able to check for STDs. They are at San Jose Health Center, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, 408.287.7526. Also, if a teen is on his or her parents' insurance plan, visits for prevention or treatment of STD's, of pregnancy, and of drug/alcohol/psychological issues... are all supposed to be kept confidential from the parents. In real life, confidentially may not be 100%. ...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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Are there any health clinics that check for STDs free?

Are there any health clinics that check for STDs free?

Yes: Check for available resources in your city. Their community health centers and free clinics that offer such services for poor people. ...Read more

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How often should I get checked for stds?

How often should I get checked for stds?

Depends on activity: That depends on how often you're having sex, especially unprotected sex. It could be anywhere from never to every 3 months. I have some patients who should probably be tested every week! but remember that there's no single easy test for stds. To test broadly you may need a combination of blood tests, urine tests, and often throat and rectal swabs. ...Read more

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How do I check if I have std?

How do I check if I have std?

See your Doc: Some std's require a blood test to identify, others require an exam for cultures or test samples. Be prepared to list your sexual practices, partners, and any exposures. There are std clinics in most towns that are discrete, can treat, & refer you to an md if needed. Don't delay. ...Read more

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How is somone checked for std's?

How is somone checked for std's?

STDs: There are twelve common stds. Five of them are potentially life threatening. Your question is not that simple. As you enter adulthood it would be wise for you to learn these twelve and how they are diagnosed and prevented. Some are tested with blood tests. Some are tested with direct tissue swabbing or pap smear testing. Some are diagnosed by sight. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for stds? And which STDs do they check for?

How do you get tested for stds? And which STDs do they check for?

STDs : Testing can happen two ways. Most common would be at your primary care clinic. Or, i believe, in canada there are also public health or std clinics that can do the testing. There are twelve common stds so you may want to go in with symptoms, worries and questions. Many people do not need testing for all twelve. ...Read more

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We both wanna be worry free from std's.What all tests should we take?

We both wanna be worry free from std's.What all tests should we take?

Go to your doctor: Schedule an visit with your doctor and undergo a pelvic exam in order to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. You can also get blood tests for hiv, hepatitis b, and syphilis. Stay up to date with your pap tests as well. ...Read more

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I got checked yesterday and no stds but when I wipe it burns i don't know?

I got checked yesterday and no stds but when I wipe it burns i don't know?

Go back to MD: If there is some vulvar burning, then there is usually an infection or irritant to the vulva. Let the GYN MD play "detective'. ...Read more

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I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

Blood and sex organ: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect. Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more

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Do u have to get check regulary for std if you have the same partner if so why?

Do u have to get check regulary for std if you have the same partner if so why?

Because it matters: Several of the std's can be lifelong, deadly, cause sterility, be present without symptoms for years and return, etc. Unless you entered a relationship with a virgin as a virgin an neither of you ever stray (100%), periodic screening is a reasonable thing to do.That is if you want to avoid the potential problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sex can change your discharge? I've only been with one person and have been checked for STDs and I have none.

Is it possible that sex can change your discharge? I've only been with one person and have been checked for STDs and I have none.

Female Discharge: As mentioned answering an earlier question of yours. Yes. Sexual stimulation and orgasm on their own can lead to fluid in the vagina and vaginal discharge. Yes. Sex can cause vaginal discharge as you have described it. ...Read more

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How long after sex do you have to wait before checking for the presence of any stds? Only have one partner but would like to check.

How long after sex do you have to wait before checking for the presence of any stds? Only have one partner but would like to check.

Depends: Depends on what you are looking for some std like HIV may take as much as a year to present by blood test where others like gonorrhea may take a few days and then you will often have burning with urination or discharge. I would say 3 months is a good time to get checked but there is no exact time. Remember that if you have symptoms go and get check asap. ...Read more

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What STDs should be checked out?

What STDs should be checked out?

Alll of them: Std's include, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillis, hepatitis, and hiv. All of them should be tested. ...Read more

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Where can I get checked for STDs?

STD's: You can be checked by your personal doctor or at an STD clinic. ...Read more

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What tests can I take for checking for STDs?

What tests can I take for checking for STDs?

Recommend: that you see your physician or an STD clinic rather than ordering individual tests on-line. It is usually best to initially test broadly rather than for one specific STD. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have any STDs without geyting checked out?

Sign and symptoms: If you see genital discharge or genital ulceration or have some other symptoms suggesting urogenital disease and you are sexually active and have unprotected sex with someone who recently was diagnosed with an std, then you probably have an std; however definite diagnosis is made by being examined by a doctor and have test ordered. ...Read more

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I need to know where to go to get tested for STDs for free I don't know what to do ?

I need to know where to go to get tested for STDs for free I don't know what to do ?

STD: Search online for a public health clinic, and from now on USE PROTECTION! unprotected sex can seriously hurt you!! Here is one Florida Department of Health Polk County Health Department Specialty Care Clinic 1255 Brice Blvd Bartow, FL 33830 Phone: 863-519-8233 ...Read more

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How do they check for an std?

How do they check for an std?

Depends on what is: Being tested for. Blood tests, urne tests, urethral or cervical or vaginal cultures can all be used. ...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