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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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I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

Blood and sex organ: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect. Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more

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Could I have some sort of std/sti?

Could I have some sort of std/sti?

Yes: If you had unprotected sex, especially with a new partner with or without symptoms. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, syphilis, herpes hiv/aids can all be present in women without any symptoms, 1st 4 easily cured in early stages. Candida/yeast usually produce an itchy whitish discharge. Men likely develop urethral discharge with 1st 3, chancre with syphilis, warts with herpes. Test if in doubt. ...Read more

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What are the types of STDs or stis?

What are the types of STDs or stis?

Bacterial or viral: Bacterial- curable - gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, viral- non curable- hpv, herpes, hiv, hepatitis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of STDs or stis?

What are the causes of STDs or stis?

STD: Sexualu transmitted diseases are cased by sexual contact. It includes but not limited to gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamidia. ...Read more

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What can I do to catch an STD or sti?

What can I do to catch an STD or sti?

See below: Stds/stis are transmitted by unprotected intercourse. Always use a condom to protect yourself. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have STD or sti?

How do you know when you have STD or sti?

Testing: Some std's (sexually transmitted disease) aka STI (sexually transmitted infection) have an obvious appearance, but most require testing such as culture or dna testing. If you have had unprotected sex or know that you were exposed to an std, best to get tested. Early treatment can prevent complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an STI and an std?

What are the symptoms of an STI and an std?

Depends on the STD: The most common symptom for stds is no symptom at all. Some people may notice symptoms such as genital itching, odor, discharge or sores within 3 days of exposure. Others, will never have any of these symptoms. So, if you think you may have been exposed, its best to go ahead and get tested. You may even consider getting treated for common infections just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has a STD or sti?

How can you tell if someone has a STD or sti?

They are the same!: Slightly different terms for the same thing. Sexually transmitted disease vs infection! ...Read more

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What can I do to keep from getting an sti/std?

What can I do to keep from getting an sti/std?

See below: 1. Know your partner and his/her history before having sex with them. 2. Use protection - condom for example. 3. Don't have multiple partners - your probability of acquiring an std increases. 4. Get tested often. ...Read more

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How could receiving oral (bj) give you an std/sti?

How could receiving oral (bj) give you an std/sti?

Yes: STD's require only an infected donor pass the germs to a recipient trough a contact involving transfer of infected fluids. A donor with germs in saliva can pass it to your penis during a BJ. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an std, sti, or something else?

How to know if I have an std, sti, or something else?

Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence. ...Read more

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Can there be any difference between an STI and an std?

Can there be any difference between an STI and an std?

STI/STD: Sti= sexually transmitted infection std= sexually transmitted disease sti is broader term, because a person may have a sexually transmitted infection without the manifestation of a disease, some sti can be transmitted through intravenous drug use, during child birth or breast feeding etc... ...Read more

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Std sores- what do they look like? And where can they appear?

Std sores- what do they look like? And where can they appear?

need more info: There are many stds and several different types of stds present with sores of different appearances and associated symptoms. I need more info about which std or what the sore looks like. ...Read more

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Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Usually not.: Consult a urologist and b tested and have any discharge examined by microscope. ...Read more

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Does this look like a STD? I'm going to My primary on Thursday.

Does this look like a STD? I'm going to
My  primary on Thursday.

Unable to comment: If you uploaded anything to your profile it is not visible to any physician on the public healthtap site.If or when you sign up for the concierge service those files can be seen by the physician that agrees to work with you.At this point your question does not provide enough information to answer. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of contracting an std/sti after my episode?

At risk: That might depend on how risky your episode was. If you had sexual intecourse with an individual with a sexually transmitted disease than you are at risk. Unfortunately, normally there isn't a way to know if the individual having sex with you does or does not have an std. When in doubt - check it out. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more