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How Long Do You Wait After Unprotected Sex Before Std Screening
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
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
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?
How long do you have to wait after having unprotected sex to test for chlyamdia or any other stds?
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
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
Depends: This depends on which sti you are talking about. Gonorrhea and chlamydia come on quickly as does herpes. But not all herpes infections cause noticeable symptoms. Hiv, hpv, syphilis and hepatitis often have no symptoms until later stages and take longer to detect in the blood stream. Best to consult with a doctor with experience in stis for proper testing. ...Read more
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
Long time: Some std's show up early some may not even show uptill one year. ...Read more
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
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
I had unprotected sex a couple days ago. When will STDs show up on my test? Should I wait to get it done?
Each STD different: Testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia (vaginal swab or urine) is reliable any time after 4-5 days. Syphilis 6 weeks. HIV 4-12 weeks, depending on the exact test (s) done. HSV (for genital herpes) up to 16 weeks, but HSV testing usually isn't recommended after a single exposure and no symptoms. Best not to self test via a lab; and proper STD testing also requires vaginal exam and office tests. See MD. ...Read more
It only takes one: That's like asking "how many times can I play russian roulette before I shoot myself in the head? " you can get an std after one unprotected sexual encounter. ...Read more
Depends: Various STDs have various incubation periods. Your best bet is to be seen and tested asap, and the repeat the test every few months. ...Read more
Yes: Since both chlamydia and gonorrhea produce minimal symptoms in some people, it is reasonable to monitor your system. These two can also make you sterile if untreated, which may be important to you. These and other STD's can also pass to a newborn and cause serious problems. ...Read more
None: Unfortunately, there is no medication that can totally prevent the acquisition of std's. Forethought regarding the type of partner you are sharing 'bodily fluids' with is tantamount in addition to contraceptives. ...Read more
If you have unprotected sex, and have no symptoms of any std's should you still get checked? Is it possible to have an STD without symptoms?
Yes. Of course. Many stds do not show immediate symptoms.
At your age I would challenge you to learn about the twelve common stds and how to prevent or protect yourself against them.
Sexually active men and women need routine stds checks unless they are in a monogamous trusting relationship. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex on august 2012 but I didn't cum inside her, I haven't seen any symptoms for std, is there any possibility still for std?
YES!: Sexually transmtted diseases are transmitted through sex. Touching. It doesn't matter if you ejaculate. It's about the contact. If you're worried, please get tested. Many stds are asymptomatic. More so in women than men, however. Again, if worried, please get tested. It will ease your mind. ...Read more
Can't prevent: After the fact...Hopefully you come out unscathed and use better judgement next time. ...Read more
Yes, get checked: If "cervical mucus" means you have noticed increased or abnormal vaginal discharge, for sure get it checked out, including STD testing. Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation, and STDs are very common at your age. Also I hope you've had HPV vaccine and are on good contraception, assuming you're not planning to get pregnant. ...Read more
What are chances for getting std/ HIV from one and only unprotected sex (men with women vaginal)?
Unprotected sex: Chances of getting std/hiv from just one episode of unprotected sex are much greater than if you never had unprotected sex. Plus, it places your future partners at greater risk, too. Of course, this assumes that you know nothing about your partner's status. You can't catch something that your partner doesn't have but that implies an element of trust. Just in case, wear a condom each/every time. ...Read more
If two virgin has sex but the boy had only oral sex before and they had unprotected sex. Can they get std?
I had unprotected sex with my partner and my side of my penis is swollen and my partner and I have no stds?
Penile edema?: This might be the result of minor trauma during sex. If painless and clears up within a day, probably nothing to worry about. See a doctor if it persists, is painful, coninues to enlarge, etc. Even without pain, gonorrhea and chlamydia can do this, and you may still need testing for STDs; you can't be sure based on symptoms alone. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex with my partner and the side of my penis is swollen and me and my partner have no stds?
May not be std: This may be a rotation or some type of information. You can see your physician or see a urologist ...Read more
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