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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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Dr. Robert Killian
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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 often do you have to get tested for an STD if your partner refuses treatment?

How often do you have to get tested for an STD if your partner refuses treatment?

What???: Why in heavens would you continue an intimate relationship with someone who has a sexually transmitted disease and refuses treatment? Find another friend and always use protection. Continuing to expose yourself and testing to find out if you too now have the disease is a form of self-abuse. ...Read more

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Sore vaginal opening after sex no other symptoms. Have been tested for std's & had 2 occurrences of BV but treated. Cause? Treatment?

Sore vaginal opening after sex no other symptoms. Have been tested for std's & had 2 occurrences of BV but treated. Cause? Treatment?

Irritation: Tough to say without an exam and history. Sometimes, if your vagina is not properly lubricated form your natural secretions, it can get irritated and inflamed with friction during the act of sex. At times, you may need to lubricate and that could be the cure to your issues. But get an exam to be safe and properly diagnosed to be sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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After STD treatment and being cured, should I tell future sex partners that i had the curable STD or not say anything?

After STD treatment and being cured, should I tell future sex partners that i had the curable STD or not say anything?

It depends: It depends on the std, some are curable like chlamydia and others are not like herpes. If you have one that is cured, there are no medical reasons to say anything. What you feel is appropriate is up to you. ...Read more

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I think i might have trich(std) from my ex girlfriend can I just get treatment instead of seeing a doctor?

I think i might have trich(std) from my ex girlfriend can I just get treatment instead of seeing a doctor?

Possible...: Have your ex-girlfriend ask her doc to give additional prescription for empirical treatment if she is willing to help; that is possible. Otherwise, go to be checked so to decide if treating trich is needed or not. ...Read more

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I had a gyno exam and was diagnosed with chronic vaginitis and given treatment for me and my partner. Does this mean it's an STD? Should I be worried?

I had a gyno exam and was diagnosed with chronic vaginitis and given treatment for me and my partner. Does this mean it's an STD? Should I be worried?

Possibly STD: You should ask your doc who treated you. But the fact that you and your partner were both given treatment seems to point towards an STD. The three most common causes of Vaginitis are Bacterial Vaginosis, Canadidsis, and Trichomoniasis. All of them require antibiotics but when treating STD, you usually treat patient and partner. You should be worried this reoccurs. I advise protection (condom) ...Read more

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Can't get rid of vaginal discharge i been had for 3 mths. No treatment is working. No std?

Can't get rid of vaginal discharge i been had for 3 mths. No treatment is working. No std?

Discharge is normal: It's normal to have some discharge every day. What's not normal is discharge that smells funny or causes itching. Or excessive discharge such that it's wetting your panties a lot. If that's the case, and you've been checked for infection, it's likely something in your environment that your body's responding to. Either a soap, a lubricant, your boyfriend's condom (like an allergy). ...Read more

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Are there any std's that you can get rid of with anti bioethics and treatments early on?

Are there any std's that you can get rid of with anti bioethics and treatments early on?

STDs: Here is a game. How many stds are there? How many are potentially life threatening? How do you contract them? And, how do you treat them. All sexually active adults should know these basics. But, yes, of course. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichimonas, scabies are all treatable early on. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more