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After a 8 year exposure and a 12 month exposure I just got tested for std rpr and hiv duo @ 1 3 6 12 mos and fta abs at 12 mos is it conclusive?

After a 8 year exposure and a 12 month exposure  I just got tested for std rpr and hiv duo @ 1 3 6 12 mos and fta abs at 12 mos is it conclusive?

No syphilis or HIV: For sure you don't have HIV or syphilis, no worries. You have been seriously over tested. The HIV duo test is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after exposure, and the RPR syphilis at any time 6 weeks or more. YOu didn't need an FTA-ABS test, and all HIV tests beyond for weeks were wasted money. You also should have urine or vaginal swab tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. ...Read more

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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 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 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 sex do you need to wait before getting tested for std's?

How long after sex do you  need to wait before getting tested for std's?

Don't wait: You can get examined and get base line tests immediately. You will then need follow up tests to see what if anything has changed. Not every std shows up right away on testing. Knowing which std you are looking for can help, but most people want to be tested for "everything". Repeat follow up testing is necessary. Start now. ...Read more

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After how long should I get tested for std's from the day after receiving oral sex?

After how long should I get tested for std's from the day after receiving oral sex?

Depends!: Most significantly passed would be herpes, either 1 or 2 in terms of frequency. Hep b and c, as well as HIV can be transmitted. I would test you three months afterwards. If you develop herpetic lesions, they should be serotyped and treated immediately. All viral disorders mentioned are lifelong gifts. Know your partner. Avoid unprotected sex! ...Read more

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Where should someone go to get tested for std?

Where should someone go to get tested for std?

Your Doctor: You can probably get tested at your primary care provider's office. You should be able to talk with your doctor about any concerns- even STD ones or sexual ones. Simple lab tests can check for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV and your doctor can explain the results to you. If not available, check out a health dept clinic or Planned Parenthood. Doctors have heard it all, so don't be embarrassed. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for std?

How do you get tested for std?

Depends on the STD: Syphilis is diagnosed with a blood test. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed either with urine tests (for urethral or cervical infections) or from swabs taken from the vagina, rectum, or throat. The swabs can be sent for culture, dna probes, or nucleic acid amplification tests (naats). Those are the "big 3, " but there are other stds. ...Read more

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How can someone get tested for std's without their family knowing?

How can someone get tested for std's without their family knowing?

STD Clinics: Good morning there are usually county std clinics or public health clinics. The laws vary from state to state. Sometimes your pediatrician can also do this, but that risks the insurance data being found by a parent. If i knew where you lived i could add a bit more possible information. I think that planned parenthood may also have some insights about this in your community. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get tested for std's if i'm a minor/ juvenile?

Local health dept: In most states you can get care without needing a parent if you are 16 or older, but you should check your state laws. Try sexetc.Org, as it has information about state laws as it related to both std testing and at what age you are considered a minor. ...Read more

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Do I have to tell my parent I want to get tested for std's?

Depends: Many states carve out testing & treatment for STD's as a special category. Many city clinics do this for free & do not require parental input. If you use your regular doc & parents insurance they would find out on the back end when the insurance paperwork goes through.The reason for the visit may not be listed but the date of the encounter would be. ...Read more

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Being A Female I Was Curious How Often Should A Male Get Tested For STD's And Cancer?

Being A Female I Was Curious How Often Should A Male Get Tested For STD's And Cancer?

Depends: The only cancer screen that I think a guy needs is an annual check for occult blood in the stool and maybe occasional colonoscopy. Yearly HIV checks are opt-out and recommended for adults generally. If the guy isn't symptomatic, there's no reason to throw money down the drain testing for stuff. ...Read more

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When sexually active, how often should one get tested for std's?

Depends: This depends on your age, sex, and personal medical history. Screening annually is sufficient for most patients, however previously infected patients should be re-tested in 3 months. Reference: up to date, accessed 7/13. ...Read more

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Both my husband and I got tested for STD and it came back negative, but every time I have unprotected sex with him few days after I get a smelly disch?

Both my husband and I got tested for STD and it came back negative, but every time I have unprotected sex with him few days after I get a smelly disch?

See answer: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most likely cause of your symptoms and is the most common vaginitis in women of childbearing age. BV is not a STD but reflects an imbalance in the vaginal ecosystem occurring when abnormal bacteria outnumber the normal ones. The primary symptom of BV is an abnormal, fish-like odorous vaginal discharge which noticeable especially after intercourse. Rx: metronidazole ...Read more

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I only had sex with one person just one time and it was five years ago. For religious reasons I hadn't had sex since then. Should I get tested for std?

I only had sex with one person just one time and it was five years ago. For religious reasons I hadn't had sex since then. Should I get tested for std?

Probably not: Especially if you have no symptoms of a STD, there is almost no reason to be concerned or tested. But some people only call intercourse 'sex' and think of other physical acts between people like oral, anal or even hand contact as safe. They are not totally safe, so it might be a good idea if you've done those things recently. Probably, you are fine! ...Read more

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When getting tested for anemia can I also get tested for std?

Ask your doctor: It might vary from office to office, but the man who promises to keep your confidence and who knows, is your doctor. ...Read more

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If someone has been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, should she get tested for std?

If someone has been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, should she get tested for std?

Probably: Cervical dysplasia is not an std but it is almost always associated with an std (hpv). It is a good idea to be tested periodically for std's if there are any risk factors for std. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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