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How Soon Can You Test For St Ds
3 weeks: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
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
2 days: You may resume sexual activity 2 days after an HSG. ...Read more
Depends on activity: That depends on how often you're having sex, especially unprotected sex. It could be anywhere from never to every 3 months. I have some patients who should probably be tested every week! but remember that there's no single easy test for stds. To test broadly you may need a combination of blood tests, urine tests, and often throat and rectal swabs. ...Read more
STD : It depends on the std. Syphilis would be revealing about a month after exposure. Hiv can be detected as early as 10-14 days by measuring the HIV virus directly. Hepatitis b/c may take up to 6 months to be detected but as early as 60 days. Gonorrhea/chlamydia are not detected in the blood. Herpes is often detected incidentally given the fact primary exposure often remains unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After birth: This can be done on cells obtained from the womb by amniocentesis or from the placenta by cvs. Both procedures have some risk to mom and baby and paternity issues are not considered worthy of the risk. As soon as the kid is born, material can be obtained & sent.There are several commercial labs that do this and the hospital should have a number for information.It is not covered by insurance. ...Read more
Time varies: Varied times for different STDs. Gonorrhea and chlamydia 2-3 days. 1-2 weeks for vaginal infections like trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis, 4-6 weeks for syphilis and HIV blood tests. If no symptoms, do it all at 4-6 weeks. Herpes (HSV) testing takes up to 3-4 months, but usually not recommended after any single exposure unless there are symptoms or partner is know to have herpes. ...Read more
After home positive: A home pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex, or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. After a positive home test, one can call the doctor to schedule prenatal appointments. ...Read more
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