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How Many Types Of Stds Exist
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots!: There are many different kinds of stds, including those caused by bacteria (like gonorrhea and chlamydia) and those caused by viruses (including herpes and hiv). You can limit your exposure to most stds by using barrier forms of contraception (like condoms!), and since most are treatable (even if not curable), see a healthcare provider if you think you've been exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How serious of an STD is herpes nowadays? I recently found out that as many as 90% of americans have been exposed to HSV type 1 (oral or genital), and that doctors don't routinely test for it even with a "full" STD screen. It seems like doctors consider h
Usually not serious: It's more like 50% of adult Americans who have HSV1, moslty oral but often genital. HSV2 genital herpes is more important: more outbreaks and much more sexual transmission than HSV1. Most of the seriousness of herpes is psychological: sense of contamination & fear of transmission. Routine testing for HSV is controversial: HSV1 is so common and usually not an STD, and HSV2 tests can be misleading. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had any type of STD and symptoms then got tested 2 years after if you really had the diseasewill it still be positive?
It depends: An std acquired and treated 2 years ago may cause a positive test result. Tests for syphilis usually remain positive after treatment. Antibody tests for herpes will also remain positive. If a test for chlamydia or gonorrhea is positive it is likely that either the std was not completely treated originally or re-infection occurred. Either way, treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been having back and adominal pains.But i was treated monday for all types of STDs and i was wondering what may be causing this pain?
Go back to doctor: The physician treating you is in the best position to answer this question. Gonorrhea can do this, as can chlamydial infection and other conditions. Public answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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