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Doctor insights on: How Long After Unprotected Sex Do You Need To Get A Std Screening

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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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How long do you wait after unprotected sex before STD screening?

How long do you wait after unprotected sex before STD screening?

Depends.: It depends on which kind of std. For hiv, even if you are infected, it takes a few months to identify the viruses by the lab test. But for some bacterial infection, you can take the tests in a few days. ...Read more

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When after unprotected sex do you have to wait before STD screening?

When after unprotected sex do you have to wait before STD screening?

1wk to 6 months: Different stds have different intubation periods. 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. ...Read more

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Year ago I had unprotected sex.my worst fear is herpes.he never had visible symptoms. my STD screen herps bloodtest was negative should i trust result?

Year ago I had unprotected sex.my worst fear is herpes.he never had visible symptoms. my STD screen herps bloodtest was negative should i trust result?

Yes: Yes trust results,you don't have herps,unless you try to have unprotected sex again..Unprotected sex is not safe at all please avoid having unprotected sex if you don't want herps. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex should I get STD testing? I used a condom, but it broke so i just want to make sure i'm safe.

How long after unprotected sex should I get STD testing? I used a condom, but it broke so i just want to make sure i'm safe.

2-3 weeks and 3 mos.: There are many possible sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis, hiv, hepatitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, trichomonas, and human papilloma virus (hpv). Some of these have helpful tests to check for them, others do not. How long these tests take to turn positive varies, with some taking as long as 3 months. It is ok to check after 2-3 weeks, but i would check again after 3 months. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex should someone wait to get tested for std?

How long after unprotected sex should someone wait to get tested for std?

Not long: If you are concerned about exposure to stds, it is best to get tested right away. Today's tests can detect the dna of an infection before you show any signs or symptoms. If you feel pretty certain you have been exposed, you may also consider getting treated with antibiotics right away - even before getting any test results. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex can i get tested for all STD's?Can i get herpes from someone else that has no sores??

How long after unprotected sex can i get tested for all STD's?Can i get herpes from someone else that has no sores??

Time varies. Yes.: Varied times for different STDs. Gonorrhea & chlamydia 2-3 days, probably 1-2 weeks for vaginal infections like trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis, 4-6 weeks for syphilis & HIV blood tests. If no symptoms, do it all at 4-6 weeks. Herpes is often transmitted by people who don't know they have it or who are not having an outbreak. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex can I get tested for stds?

How long after unprotected sex can I get tested for stds?

STDs: Right away. The sooner the better. Depending on the situation the doctor may want to begin you on prophylactic medications. Go asap and hope all is well. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex with six men in one night. How long should i wait to get STD test?

Had unprotected sex with six men in one night. How long should i wait to get STD test?

One week: See a doctor or clinic that evaluates and treats STD's (your MD, public health clinics, Planned Parenthood clinics) ASAP after exposure to consider preventive treatment, especially if high risk sexual partners. Testing can first be done at 1 week to determine if you were infected but may need to be repeated again. Learn and practice safe sex techniques for prevention over long run. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...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