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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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How long do you wait to get tested for stds. The last person i had sex with was 3 weeks ago and i had a test done today. Is that okay?

How long do you wait to get tested for stds. The last person i had sex with was 3 weeks ago and i had a test done today. Is that okay?

More Information: There are twelve common stds. They all have different rules regarding testing and when to test and what tests to do. It is hard to answer your question since this vital information is not in the question. But, HIV and syphilis and herpes and hepatitis a, b, and c are too early to be picked up on standard tests at three weeks. ...Read more

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How long will you have to wait to get tested for STDs after the initial sex?

How long will you have to wait to get tested for STDs after the initial sex?

Variable: Gonnorhea or chlamydia can be urine tested after 2-3 days, syphilis or hpv when sore or lesion develops, can be weeks, blood tests take time because there have to be organism or antibodies develop, i.E hiv/aids or syphilis. Early tests can give both false positive & false negative results. Later testing much more reliable. ...Read more

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If i think I have a std, how long should I wait to get tested?

If i think I have a std, how long should I wait to get tested?

Get tested yesterday: Do not wait! if you think you have a sexually transmitted infection, get tested now. If you don't get tested and treated it could become a pelvic infection and lead to chronic pain and infertility. Not to mention the risk of passing the infection on to someone else. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get tested for an STD after unprotected sex?

How long should I wait to get tested for an STD after unprotected sex?

STD testing: An infection in the cervix could be picked up very quickly- 1 week. Blood testing for something likes syphilis could take 4-6 weeks to show up. You should get cervical cultures done and discuss retesting with your doctor. ...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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During sex the top of the condom rolled down.The semen was still in the tip.Should I still be concened about std? How long should I wait to get tested

During sex the top of the condom rolled down.The semen was still in the tip.Should I still be concened about std? How long should I wait to get tested

Yes: You can occasionally get std's even with an apparently intact condom, just as you can become pregnant. If there was no gross obvious exposure to semen it is less likely that you were infected, but it never hurts to check, if only for your mental state. You should be tested now and then again in 6-8 weeks and possibly several months later. ...Read more

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If go to get tested for HIV and STDs a few days after having sex, would results be accurate? How long Should I wait to?

If go to get tested for HIV and STDs a few days after having sex, would results be accurate? How long Should I wait to?

Each STD different: Time to accurate testing is different for all STDs. Gonorrhea and chlamydia 3-4 days. HIV usually 4-8 weeks but sometimes 3 months, depending on exactly what test is done. Syphilis 6 weeks. Herpes blood test 3-4 months. Best advice usually is early testing for gonorrhea & chlamydia, and a second visit at 6-8 weeks for syphilis and HIV. Herpes testing is rarely needed after any one exposure. ...Read more