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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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Subsequent to you get tested for a std, how long does it take to get the results?

Subsequent to you get tested for a std, how long does it take to get the results?

Depends: Depends on the type of testing that was done, the office hours and days of operation of the clinic who tested you, and the general operating efficiency of the clinic. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get completely cured from an std?

How long does it take to get completely cured from an std?

Depends: While some stis are considered curable and can be cleared with a short course of treatment, others may be take more time. Some infections, such hiv, for example, presently are not considered curable. Speak with your provider about your specific condition. As with any sti, practicing safer sex protects you and your partner(s) from further infection / exposure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results back from an STD test?

How long does it take to get results back from an STD test?

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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How long does it take to get results back from an STD test I gave?

Depends on the test: Was it a culture blood work or pap , the person or office i always tell my pts about how long it should be when I do testing in my office call them up you should not have to be asking that ? On this website. ...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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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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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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Ex cheated on me in june. Got tested for stds in July. Found out the girl has hepatitis and herpes. How long does it take to show up? I'm freaking out

Ex cheated on me in june. Got tested for stds in July. Found out the girl has hepatitis and herpes. How long does it take to show up? I'm freaking out

No need to freak-out: STDs, including herpes and hepatitis B, are transmitted ineffiiciently; that is, most sex with infected people doesn't transmit. Your ex partner should be professionally examined and tested for these and other STDs. If he isn't infected, you couldn't have caught anything. New herpes or hep B often asymptomatic. If symptoms, usual onset 3-10 days for herpes, 4-12 wk for hep B. No risk for hep C. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scratch inside the vagina to heal? I've had it for over a month. Been tested foreverytging it all came back normal no std.

How long does it take for a scratch inside the vagina to heal? I've had it for over a month. Been tested foreverytging it all came back normal no std.

Month too long: A month is too long for an abrasion or scratch to last on a mucus membrane, such as the interior of the vagina. Please return to your doctor for further examination. ...Read more

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In order to get on birthcontrol do dr's test for STDs and how long does it take for birthcontrol to treat pcos?

In order to get on birthcontrol do dr's test for STDs and how long does it take for birthcontrol to treat pcos?

BCP: If you are seeing the doctor for the first time, and have had unprotected sex, symptoms of STDs or you request testing; they will. Your doctor will explain PCOS, and all of your treatment options. ...Read more

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How long before you should get re tested for an std?

How long before you should get re tested for an std?

Which STD?: And what have you been exposed to since the last testing? This is a complicated question and needs more definition. ...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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Please tell me how long it takes for to get results of an STD test?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get results of an STD test?

Depends: 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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After having unproted sex how long after should u get tested for any std?

After having unproted sex how long after should u get tested for any std?

OnlyIfYouHaveSymptom: All unprotected sex does not cause STD.You only need to be tested if you have symptoms or know that your partner has or may have an STD ...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