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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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My roommate as several stds. Does it spread easily and what can I do as precaution?

My roommate as several stds. Does it spread easily and what can I do as precaution?

STDs: Do not have sexual encounters with your roommate. Do not mix body fluids. Do not use IV drugs. ...Read more

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What to do if i know that STDs and stis are spread person to person through sex. But where did they start?

What to do if i know that STDs and stis are spread person to person through sex. But where did they start?

See below: That is an intriguing query theses have been with us for centuries literallyhiv apparently came from africa did the otehts -probably but no one is certain. ...Read more

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Can STDs be spread through saliva?

Can STDs be spread through saliva?

STDs: Yes. Herpes, hpv and syphilis. Possible, but less likely, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Remember there are twelve common stds. It is worth the few minutes it takes to learn them and how to prevent them. ...Read more

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How does herpes spread? Is it always an std?

How does herpes spread? Is it always an std?

Contact: Contact is how you get herpes, i know of no other way. Whether it's kissing or rubbing, skin to skin contact is how the disease is transmitted. There is something called herpes gladiotorum that has ruined wrestling seasons because all of the wrestlers get it on their body typically starting from 1 person's mouth. ...Read more

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If i had a hysterectomy can I spread an STD to someone?

If i had a hysterectomy can I spread an STD to someone?

STDs: There are twelve stds. Not one of them is less likely if you have had a hysterectomy. That being said, leaves me to wonder what you are really specifically asking about. Having had a hysterectomy will not change your risk of carrying or being infected with any of the twelve common stds. ...Read more

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Can STDs be spread from sharing eating utensils with people while eating?

Can STDs be spread from sharing eating utensils with people while eating?

Seems unlikely: I've suggested that gonorrhea (like other diseases) might be transmitted from an adult to a child in a hot tub -- gonorrhea and chlamydia can infect the eye in an unhalogenated swimming pool -- and it seems remotely possible that gonorrhea might travel on a fork. It would be hard to prove that this was all that happened, and nobody's going to conduct a formal experiment. Wonder why you ask. ...Read more

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How could an STD spread between two people who have both tested negative for any stds?

How could an STD spread between two people who have both tested negative for any stds?

Depends: Depends on what the std is. Any unprotect sex can place you at risk of transmitting yeast, bacteria, viruses.....Also laboratory testing is not 100% just because you test negative doesn't always mean you are negative. There are false negative tests, where the testing says you are negative but you are not. Or you may not have enough of the std in your system for a test to detect it. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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