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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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Where can a teenager get information about an std?

Where can a teenager get information about an std?

Your doctor: You can always ask a knowledgable adult or your physician. Those are great places to start. You can also find reputable info on cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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With STD information available everywhere, how can one out of four teen girls have an std?

With STD information available everywhere, how can one out of four teen girls have an std?

Info not = 2 action: Great point that information is available but that does not mean that people act on it. Everyone knows that smoking is dangerous and eating fried food is bad for you but millions still do it. Std avoidance is more complicated than just providing information. Access to healthcare is a problem for many. Many schools avoid sex education and many families do not openly discuss sex at home. ...Read more

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I need a website that has the teen pregnancy & STD information?

I need a website that has the teen pregnancy & STD information?

Lots of options: National campaign to prevent teen pregnancy has the best information. These sites are directed towards a young audience. http://www.stayteen.org/ mtv its your sex life http://www.Itsyoursexlife.Com/ scarleteen http://www.Scarleteen.Com/. ...Read more

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How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...Read more

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Could I have a std?

Could I have a std?

Maybe. Maybe not.: A woman who's been having "s" with another person, might have allowed the other person to "t" some sort of "d" to her. So, a woman who has had sex (even once) with another person, indeed could have a sexually transmitted disease... But only if the other person had an std at the time of sex. ...Read more

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Can I get a STD orally?

Can I get a STD orally?

Absolutely: Many std's can be transmitted through oral sex including: herpes simplex, syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, hpv & chlamydia. It is always best to know your std status & that of your partner(s). Getting tested at a clinic can help relieve anxiety about std's. Otherwise using a method of barrier protection (ie. Condom or dental dam) during oral sex will significantly reduce your chances of getting an std. ...Read more

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Will I die from this std?

Hard to say: Since you offer no specific information the answer is not specific. Most STD's are treatable and seldom fatal.Some can be depending on what the germ is, how and when it is found and how and if treated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have STD?

How to know if I have STD?

Get Tested.: The bottom line is that some STD's are silent (no symptoms). So the only way to know for sure is to get tested. Take care. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an std?

How to know if I have an std?

Symptoms or tests: Symtoms include itching, redness or irritation of genitalia, burning on urination, vaginal or urethral discharge. Suspicion, if u had unprotected sex with a new partner. Should assume you have an std if partner has one. Dr can examine you, test discharge or take swabs which can be cultured ; will give definitive answer. Stds are very common, hence protection strongly advised, esp. For casual sex! ...Read more

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How do I check if I have std?

How do I check if I have std?

See your Doc: Some std's require a blood test to identify, others require an exam for cultures or test samples. Be prepared to list your sexual practices, partners, and any exposures. There are std clinics in most towns that are discrete, can treat, & refer you to an md if needed. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Could I possibly have an std?

Could I possibly have an std?

Yes: You may, or may not, have symptoms with a sexually transmitted infection (sti; used to be std). If you think you could have an sti, you must have a culture done (with an exam). If you've been sexually active at all, you could absolutely have an sti. Both you and your partner should be checked; always use barrier contraception... And stop having sex for now. ...Read more

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I have an std, is my life over?

I have an std, is my life over?

STD: Your life is surely not over, consult with your doctor immediately so you can begin treatment and gain relief in the process. My best. ...Read more

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What is std? I don't understand.

Sexually transmitted: An std is an infection transmitted by sexual contact, including vaginal, oral or anal intercourse. There are many std's, including viruses, bacteria, and even some parasites. ...Read more

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I need to know if I have an std?

I need to know if I have an std?

See your PCP: Talk to your doctor about your concerns and mention specifically what infections you think you might have. Request the std testing from your health care provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be i still have an std?

Were you treated for: A std? There isn't enough information provided to give you much of an answer. If you believe you may have an std or recurrence of an std then please be seen by your physician or at an std clinic. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an std?

How can I know if I have an std?

If you have engaged: In behaviors that put you at risk, then arrange for an std evaluation. Have you been sexually active without protection or engaged in other high risk behaviors? Female- vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn periods, nausea, fever, painful intercourse, lower abdominal or back pain. Male? Discharge, burning w urination, itching of urethra, pain/ swelling of testes. Any rectal pain, >. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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