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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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Can my girlfriend have an STD if I was the first guy she has ever been with? I know for a fact she's never been with anyone but me and I'm clean

Can my girlfriend have an STD if I was the first guy she has ever been with? I know for a fact she's never been with anyone but me and I'm clean

Could be yeast: Most vaginal yeast infections have nothing to do with sex. Women can get them from being on antibiotics or wiping herself with a towel or face cloth previously used by by someone with a yeast infection. It can can be transmitted sexually & thus can be considered an STD. Otherwise, does not have an STD. ...Read more

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Can u still gay an sti/std if you never cheated on your husband and you know for a fact he hasn't cheated either?

Never say never: Without making accusations, if you have been diagnosed with an std the overwhelming probability is that it was acquired sexually, but it would help to know which std you are referring to. ...Read more

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I just had a STD blood test, everything came back negative but they didn't check for herpes, can this be checked after the fact if I call the lab?

I just had a STD blood test, everything came back negative but they didn't check for herpes, can this be checked after the fact if I call the lab?

Yes and hurry: If you want them to check for HSV, your doctor will have to call the lab. Most labs need a doctor's order to perform a test. After the requisition has been sent in the lab performs the testing requested. After this they tend to discard the blood/serum etc. in a hurry. There are some labs where the patient requests certain tests. It depends on the procedures that they use to store samples. ...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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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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What are some symptoms of stds?

What are some symptoms of stds?

Here are some ...: Common STD-related symptoms may include, not limited to, the following: Gono / chlamydia - burning peeing, urethral / vaginal discharge, etc.; herpes - itching, sore, painful blisters at sites, etc.; trich - frothy fishy discharge, painful sex, etc.; syphilis - painless lesions with indurated margin, etc. at early stage, - nerve deficiency at its very late stage as neurosyphilis, etc.; ... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more