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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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Is french kissing STD safe?

Is french kissing STD safe?

STD: French kissing is generally safe except perhaps for herpes simplex and potentially chlamydia. ...Read more

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What are the things we should take take care of while having sex with unknown person. Can kissing pass the stds.

What are the things we should take take care of while having sex with unknown person.
Can kissing pass the stds.

Kissing can pass STD: Better to take a little time to get to know a person,before such intimate contact occurs.Use normal precautions,condoms,and common sense.Its an unforgiving world out there.The onus is on you to take care of yourself,and remember,you kiss your mother with that mouth. ...Read more

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Could you get STDs just from kissing?

Could you get STDs just from kissing?

Yes! Several STDs: Can be transmitted that way: herpes, syphilis (if chancre on lip/mouth), gonorrhea (if after oral sex), hpv (after oral sex). If there are no std lesions/bacteria/viruses on lips or in mouth, then simple kissing can't transmit them. ...Read more

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Can you get STDs from kissing or making out?

Can you get STDs from kissing or making out?

STDs: That depends upon what and where you are kissing and what "making out" means. Need more info to give you reassurance, but if just kissing on lips and finger massaging of genitals it is not likely to transmit stds. ...Read more

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Should i be afraid of getting STDs from kissing?

Should i be afraid of getting STDs from kissing?

HSV : The only one i can think of that you can possibly get from kissing is hsv (herpes) - which cold sores. And that only happens if there active ulcers (not always visible). Other diseases are not transmissible by kissing unless there is bleeding in the mouth (and even that is a very small chance). ...Read more

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Can you get a STD from kissing?

Can you get a STD from kissing?

Yes, but...: There are some stds that could be transmitted that way if you were kissing someone with an oral std, but this is not a common way for them to be spread. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get a STD from kissing?

Please tell me if you can get a STD from kissing?

STDs and Living: Yes. Unfortunately, there is one and that is herpes. Now, that said, please do not stop kissing. There are twelve common stds. I would hope that you can name them and know how to prevent or protect yourself against stds. 75% of americans have the 'oral' herpes known now as herpes type one. Most people get it as children from family members and not as adults. ...Read more

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Which type of STDs can you get from giving head and kissing?

Which type of STDs can you get from giving head and kissing?

Most of them: Most of them can be obtained from these activities, to certain percentages. ...Read more

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How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

Skin to skin contact: Certian stds, such as herpes and hpv, can be transmitted through skin to skin contact. Therefore, sex is not required to transmit these infections. ...Read more