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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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Had brown discharge last month took pregnancy test it was negative i on bc now I am having lower stomach pains could this be sings of an std?

Had brown discharge last month took pregnancy test it was negative i on bc now I am having lower stomach pains could this be sings of an std?

Unlikely : Stomach pains, though could possibly be associated with contraction of an std, i'm more likely to be in testing all or uterine cramping. My advice is if you're ever concerned that you could've come in contact with an std get tested. It's so worth the peace of mind knowing that you don't have an std they getting the test can be a relief. ...Read more

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What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

Yup: That's why they're called sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, tainted blood in a transfusion or contaminated needle pricks can transmit some std like HIV or hcv. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s)

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s)

Too soon: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is valid after 4-5 days, but no sooner. Blood tests for syphilis, HIV, etc take a few weeks. Be on the alert for symptoms like discharge from the penis, painful urination, or genital sores, which can show up any time from 2 days to a couple of weeks. Get checked ASAP if symptoms appear, otherwise best to wait a few days. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s).

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s).

Don't bet on it: If you suspect you have been exposed pay attention and get checked out with any change in your system or at least every 6 mo.Viral illnesses like herpes and HIV take time to set up in your system and 12 hrs is too soon for them to show their presence, or generate any positive tests.Chlamydia & gonorrhea may produce no symptoms but should turn tests positive within the first week. ...Read more

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Which STDs are permanent?

Which STDs are permanent?

Few: Hiv is treatable, but not curable, yet. Herpes does not have a cure, but there are treatments to decrease outbreaks and to decrease the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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How are oral stds tested?

How are oral stds tested?

Exam: Usually oral condylomas are diagnosed by a clinical presentation and possible biopsy ...Read more

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Which STDs cannot be cured?

Which STDs cannot be cured?

Herpes Simplex&HIV: There is no cure for Herpes Simplex or Genital Herpes and HIV There are meds used to suppress the virus in both condition but there is no cure as yet ...Read more

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How many types of STDs exist

How many types of STDs exist

Lots!: There are many different kinds of stds, including those caused by bacteria (like gonorrhea and chlamydia) and those caused by viruses (including herpes and hiv). You can limit your exposure to most stds by using barrier forms of contraception (like condoms!), and since most are treatable (even if not curable), see a healthcare provider if you think you've been exposed. ...Read more

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