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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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Where can I get checked for STDs?

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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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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If i am a heterosexual male that ALWAYS use condoms for protection and never had symptoms ... do i still need to get checked for STDs every 6 month?

If i am a heterosexual male that ALWAYS use condoms for protection and never had symptoms ... do i still need to get checked for STDs every 6 month?

Condoms=not 100%: There are a variety of illnesses that can sneak past your condom and infect you. The adage is, you are having exposure to anyone your partner ever had sex with.Since some of these STD's can cause infertility, you and your partners are best protected when your surveillance matches your exposure pattern. ...Read more

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Is 3 weeks after condom breaks, too soon to get checked for stds? or what STDs need at least 6 weeks to test for and get accurate results?

Is 3 weeks after condom breaks, too soon to get checked for stds? or what STDs need at least 6 weeks to test for and get accurate results?

STDs: Go and get seen, examined and tested now and again in follow-up as directed by the doctor. Preferably in a clinic that deals primarily with STDs. Best wishes for a negative outcome. ...Read more

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Can i go to my family doctor and get checked for STDs there or do I have to go to the gyno?

Can i go to my family doctor and get checked for STDs there or do I have to go to the gyno?

Family doc can: There shouldn't be a reason unless he/she is not equipped to do such studies that essentially involve bood draws and a urine sample ...Read more

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Can you go to the emergency room and get checked for any STD's? And will they give you your results while you're there instead of 7 days?

Can you go to the emergency room and get checked for any STD's? And will they give you your results while you're there instead of 7 days?

Depends: you can get checked in ER, but my suggestion is to go to ur primary care doc or an urgent care clinic. Regardless of where u go, it will take 2-3 days on average for a lab to process. There are certain lesions that are identifiable immediately for the physician, like Herpes, syphilis and even drainage from urethra which usually suggests gonorrhea and-or chlamydia. ...Read more

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Should i get checked for an STD my buttock area around the hole itches and there is a red colored irritation

Should i get checked for an STD my buttock area around the hole itches and there is a red colored irritation

Hello. : Hello. Can't diagnose the cause of your anal itching and redness. There are many possible causes for this to include pinworms, hemorrhoids, infections, yeast, anal fissures and skin tags (just to mention a few). However, if you have been sexually active without barrier protection, then yes, it would be prudent to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Should my boyfriend and I get checked for HIV and STDs before we have sex even if were both 100% virgins?

Should my boyfriend and I get checked for HIV and STDs before we have sex even if were both 100% virgins?

Well.....: If neither of you has ever had any sexual contact of any kind then there is no reason to get tested. That being said i think it is socially responsible to get tested and can be an important step in establishing trust prior to starting a sexual relationship. People are not always 100% honest about their sexual health. Getting tested is easy and can be done with any health professional. ...Read more

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