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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. William Singer
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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I'm nervous about STD screenings?

I'm nervous about STD screenings?

Normal: However you should be more nervous if you have had unprotected sex with any partner who might have an std. So, if in doubt, please get yourself tested. ...Read more

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How accurate is STD screening?

How accurate is STD screening?

Very: Depends on which test you are speaking about... Culturebtesting for fonnorhea, chlamydia or herpes are extremely accurate, and urine or swab testing for bacterial dna for those are also very accurate. Hiv testing always has confirmatoey testing if the screen is positive and that is extremely accurate. ...Read more

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When should I get an STD screening?

When should I get an STD screening?

Often: Anytime you and/or your doctors feel that your sexual behaviors put you atrial, and at least yearly once sexually active. ...Read more

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Current STD screening recommendations?

Current STD screening recommendations?

Risk-based: Talk to your healthcare provider about specific concerns! in general, if you are a woman under 25, test for gonorrhea and chlamydia each year, and over 25 if you have new partners or multiple partners. Hiv/syphilis/hepatitis testing if you have another std, have had more than one partner since your last test, or use injection drugs. Pap tests every other year (age 21-30) or every three (age 30-64). ...Read more

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What will a full STD screening entail?

What will a full STD screening entail?

STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis. ...Read more

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When people get an STD screening , what diseases do they check for?

When people get an STD screening , what diseases do they check for?

Depends: You can get checked for one disease or several. The most common tests are hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c but there are others. ...Read more

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Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

Depends: Routine screening for stds in general is seldom performed anymore. On the other hand if you know you have been exposed to a particular one, you may be tested for several others as well. ...Read more

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Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis ...Read more

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Can I go to urgent care for an STD screening?

Can I go to urgent care for an STD screening?

ShOULD BE ABLE TO: Most should be able to do that, you are better off going to a board certified gyn as that is their specialty and if something is not not normal they can do better followup in my opinion. ...Read more

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Where can I go for STD screening and treatment?

Where can I go for STD screening and treatment?

Go to a physician.: You can go to a physician for the tests, either primary physician or a specialist such as id doctor, urologist or ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more

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How long do you wait after unprotected sex before STD screening?

How long do you wait after unprotected sex before STD screening?

Depends.: It depends on which kind of std. For hiv, even if you are infected, it takes a few months to identify the viruses by the lab test. But for some bacterial infection, you can take the tests in a few days. ...Read more

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When after unprotected sex do you have to wait before STD screening?

When after unprotected sex do you have to wait before STD screening?

1wk to 6 months: Different stds have different intubation periods. 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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could go to the ER for an emergency STD screening?

Can you tell me if i could go to the ER for an emergency STD screening?

Confusing question: A possible sti does not meet criteria of difficulty breathing, broken bones, active bleeding, or other issue where delay would cause loss of life or function of a body part. Scary as the thought may be, it is not an emergency and should not interfere with those waiting in an er for a true emergent problem.A visit to a clinic within a few days is adequate. ...Read more

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Can a urine std screening be done while on your period?

Can a urine std screening be done while on your period?

Yes: However, for females, self-collected vaginal swabs for GC/Chlamydia can be more sensitive and are just as specific as Urine testing. ...Read more

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My boyfriend recently got an STD screening test at planned parenthood (blood and urine). All results can back negative. Can i trust this?

My boyfriend recently got an STD screening test at planned parenthood (blood and urine). All results can back negative. Can i trust this?

Yes, to the Clinic: Some planned parenthood centers do std testing on men, as well as, women. If you have seen the results, they are as accurate as any clinic at the time of testing. It does not guarantee that he has not picked up something since then. However, it sounds like you do not trust him, in which case, i would not use the test results to decide about having sex. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got a STD screening test at a planned parenthood. Do these tests cover all std's? He gave them urine and blood and came back negative.

My boyfriend got a STD screening test at a planned parenthood. Do these tests cover all std's? He gave them urine and blood and came back negative.

STD Testing: Nope. Absolutely not. There are twelve common stds. You must know which tests were done and which tests were not done. Assuming that all stds are tested is unwise. If you are sexual you have the responsibility as does your boyfriend to know the names of all of these and how they are prevented. ...Read more

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