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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 can you find out if you have a STD with no syptoms, is there home kits?

How can you find out if you have a STD with no syptoms, is there home kits?

Home chlamydia test: There aren't home tests for all stds, but there is one for chlamydia: http://www.Iwantthekit.Org. For other stds, you need to go to a clinic or a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the ways to find out if you have an std?

What are the ways to  find out if you have an std?

Exam and testing: You need an appointment with your physician and an exam done properly, as well as testing for the possible stds you are facing based on your sexual behaviors and risk profile. That testing may involve swabs of the location, or urine or blood testing. ...Read more

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Can you generally tell by looking if you have a std?

Can you generally tell by looking if you have a std?

No: Diagnosed by cultures herpes will call lesions or sores buty it should be confirmed by culture , other ones need a culture or blood work , so see your gyn. ...Read more

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If you have a STD could't that stop you from having kids

If you have a STD could't that stop you from having kids

Possibly: An STD could stop a female from having children if it leaves scarring in the fallopian tubes. That side effect from STD's is not common but can happen. That usually means that you have a serious form of the STD called pelvic inflammatory disease. If you are concerned I would recommend talking with your doctor about it. Here is some more information http://www.cdc.gov/std/infertility/default.htm ...Read more

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What does it mean with no skin to skin contact if you have a std?

What does it mean with no skin to skin contact if you have a std?

??: i'm not sure I understand your question. But to get or transmit a sexually transmitted disease there's got to be some contact somewhere. The exception would be the transmission through dirty needles or blood transfusion. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a STD but show no symptoms?

It can happen: That can happen. An example is chlamydia which is sometimes called a "silent std". ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a std? Like warts and how does one go about curing them if the do?

How do you know if you have a std? Like warts and how does one go about curing them if the do?

Testing leads to cur: STDs are best diagnosed by a combination of history, physical exam, urine and/or blood testing. There are many different treatments for genital warts that usually lead to a cure. Best to see your doctor to take care of this. ...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