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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. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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What are the best ways to avoid getting a std?

What are the best ways to avoid getting a std?

ABC: You can avoid sex, which works quite well but not acceptable to many. If you don't like that option, you can try monogamy with someone who has no stds. If that's not possible, you can wear condoms whenever you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you please list ten reasons to avoid infection with stds?

One reason: Is this for homework or a school assignment. I will list one reason but you need to do most of the looking uping. Fertility - some std's can leave a man or woman infertile. ...Read more

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What to do to avoid STDs and stis afta unprotected sex?

What to do to avoid STDs and stis afta unprotected sex?

Not much to do: If your partner (or you) have an std, and you have had unprotected intercourse, then someone has been 'exposed' and there is nothing you can do about it. If there is concern about an exposure, then you both need to be seen and evaluated for std's. ...Read more

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What is the safest and most effective way to have sex and avoid an std?

What is the safest and most effective way to have sex and avoid an std?

Monogamy : Use a condom while in a monogamous relationship with someone you trust who has been previously tested. ...Read more

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Can there be a way where we can avoid getting STD even by performing unprotected sex everytime?

Can there be a way where we can avoid getting STD even by performing unprotected sex everytime?

Condoms: The only way to minimize risk is to be in a truly monogamous relationship with a trusted partner who has been previously tested. If you have both been cleared then there is no risk (assuming no cheating). Condoms are effective in preventing stds passed via fluid transmission like gonorrhea, chlamydia & hiv. Condoms are less effective in skin to skin transmitted stds like hpv, herpes and syphilis. ...Read more

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I had unsafe sex with prostitute yesterday which preventive antibiotics should I take to avoid any std's and hiv.

I had unsafe sex with prostitute yesterday which preventive antibiotics should I take to avoid any std's and hiv.

Sex: If you got any std or hiv, then you will not be able to prevent any of those, only treat. Hiv is the hardest in this case, because you will need to see a doc to have them possibly give you medication which is not 100% protective at this point. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are fairly easily treated. Herpes is usually not treated prophylactically. Hep.B/c are not either. Trichomonas can be. ...Read more

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I have decided to be single and live life a virgin. unwanted pregnancy, emotional pain, abortions, stds/hiv are all avoided. what's wrong with this?

I have decided to be single and live life a virgin. unwanted pregnancy, emotional pain, abortions, stds/hiv are all avoided. what's wrong with this?

Nothing specific: If this is what you choose, good for you. If you have gone to this as a refuge because of tragic life events, some work with a therapist might help. If you learn to deal with the events that brought you to this decision, you may find more enjoyment in the company of others. ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy?

How can I avoid getting sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy?

No sex OR Safe sex: Practice as safe of sex as you can. Condoms every time, less risky behaviors (i.e. Multiple partners, anal sex, unprotected sex, etc...) and protect yourself with condoms every time. Also get good prenatal care with usual testing for fetus and you, and get frequent std testing. ...Read more

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Is alone vera gel a good product to use on vagina breakouts related to razor bumps ?No stds! & how to avoid these breakouts ?

Is alone vera gel a good product to use on vagina breakouts related to razor bumps ?No stds! & how to avoid these breakouts ?

Single blade: Razor bumps are due to ingrown hairs, caused by shaving too closely. Use a single-blade or electric razor, which will not give you as close a shave - but that's the idea. Aloe vera is fine for bumps that you already have. ...Read more

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Why I'm having a discharge on my panties it's brown stains and smelly odor got tested and no STD or anything just a yeast infection what to do about it and what to avoid they gave me terconazole cream?

Why I'm having a discharge on my panties it's brown stains and smelly odor got tested and no STD or anything just a yeast infection what to do about it and what to avoid they gave me terconazole cream?

Vaginal cream: Use the cream, nightly and in the morning soak in plain water bath. Avoid non-cotton underwear or spandex type materials. Avoid having sex until symptoms are gone. Follow up with your doctor if not better in a week. ...Read more

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What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

Yup: That's why they're called sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, tainted blood in a transfusion or contaminated needle pricks can transmit some std like HIV or hcv. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s)

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s)

Too soon: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is valid after 4-5 days, but no sooner. Blood tests for syphilis, HIV, etc take a few weeks. Be on the alert for symptoms like discharge from the penis, painful urination, or genital sores, which can show up any time from 2 days to a couple of weeks. Get checked ASAP if symptoms appear, otherwise best to wait a few days. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s).

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s).

Don't bet on it: If you suspect you have been exposed pay attention and get checked out with any change in your system or at least every 6 mo.Viral illnesses like herpes and HIV take time to set up in your system and 12 hrs is too soon for them to show their presence, or generate any positive tests.Chlamydia & gonorrhea may produce no symptoms but should turn tests positive within the first week. ...Read more

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Which STDs are permanent?

Which STDs are permanent?

Few: Hiv is treatable, but not curable, yet. Herpes does not have a cure, but there are treatments to decrease outbreaks and to decrease the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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How are oral stds tested?

How are oral stds tested?

Exam: Usually oral condylomas are diagnosed by a clinical presentation and possible biopsy ...Read more

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Which STDs cannot be cured?

Which STDs cannot be cured?

Herpes Simplex&HIV: There is no cure for Herpes Simplex or Genital Herpes and HIV There are meds used to suppress the virus in both condition but there is no cure as yet ...Read more