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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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My husband is facing irritation & redness in his genitals. Though am not facing any such issues. Can this be std? What medication can be done?

Yeast Infection: The most common problem that this sounds like is a fungal or yeast infection. The medications for this are available without a prescription at all places that sells over the counter products. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Green vaginal discharge, no odor, no std, tried several medications to treat BV but still have light green discharge? I've had it for a few years now :(

Green vaginal discharge, no odor, no std, tried several medications to treat BV but still have light green discharge? I've had it for a few years now :(

Probabely normal : If you have been tested for std, trichomonas, bacterial infection, yeast infection and it has no odor and no responce to treatment.I will suggest dont take anything and hope it is normal for you.But if it changes in smell character get all the tests done again, as some infection might have been missed for some reason in initial exam and testing. ...Read more

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Can an STD really stop uti medication from working?

Can an STD really stop uti medication from working?

No: No, this doesn't happen. You misunderstood something you read or that your doctor might have said. ...Read more

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No sex in a month but I have a discharge what is this? Been treated for 2 STDs in 3 months and completed medication. Whats wrong with me?

No sex in a month but I have a discharge what is this? Been treated for 2 STDs in 3 months and completed medication. Whats wrong with me?

Discharge Happens: I am not sure why you bring this to us. Vaginal discharge often just is. It can be normal. It represents that you are alive and that your sweat and oil glands and all that goes with the vaginal skin is working. Do you have any other symptoms or odors that would make you worry you have disease? ...Read more

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What medication gets rid of stds?

Depends: It depends on the std. There is no single medication that will treat all stds. ...Read more

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What type of STD requires moths of 4 different medication?

What type of STD requires moths of 4 different medication?

Several: HIV, herpes, hepatitis C and B all require long term medications. Get tested, treated, consider what you can change in your habits and be well. ...Read more

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What type of medications do they prescribe for vanireal disease or std?

What type of medications do they prescribe for vanireal disease or std?

Depends on which TSD: There're quite a few stds and each equires different medications/regimens. For example, herpes: valcyclovir/acyclovir/famcyclovir etc...Chlamydia: doxycycline/azithromycin/ampicillin/erythromycin etc..Syphillis: still the good old penicillin. Trichomonas: metronidazole. Gonorrhea: doxy/azithromycin/ceftriaxone. Hiv: this is very complicated--to scary for me..Consult doc 4 your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medication should i buy for all penis pumps and STDs?

Which medication should i buy for all penis pumps and STDs?

Try again please...: HealthTap would like to help, but this is a meaningless question -- maybe a translation problem? What are "penis pumps"? There is no medication that treats all STDs. Please try again with a new question. ...Read more

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What medication can you take to prevent std's after unprotected sex?

What medication can you take to prevent std's after unprotected sex?

None: Unfortunately, there is no medication that can totally prevent the acquisition of std's. Forethought regarding the type of partner you are sharing 'bodily fluids' with is tantamount in addition to contraceptives. ...Read more

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If you took a medication for an STD and had unprotected sex with an infected person 2 days after, could you be RE-Infected ?

No med kills all: There are at least a dozen diseases than be transmitted sexually including those best known as STD's.Some can be cured with meds and some not.Those that can be cured are not all cured by a single med.If you were treated with the right med for your STD, it may linger long enough to prevent re-infection by same germ for a few days, but unprotected exposure leaves you vulnerable to all the others. ...Read more

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Can i still keep taking my antibiotic medication if my STD lab results shows negative?

Can i still keep taking my antibiotic medication if my STD lab results shows negative?

Please call the doc: Who prescribed the medication as maybe they tested u also for non std bacteria that u need to stay on the med for. ...Read more

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If a person has an STD and for that he/she never engage into sex anymore, without taking medication, probably will he/she die?Or get hiv/aids?

If a person has an STD and for that he/she never engage into sex anymore, without taking medication, probably will he/she  die?Or get hiv/aids?

Needs information: Here which std you are talking about ? Any std needs to be diagnose and treated adequately. Without sex unlikely to get std, unless blood / genital fluid exchange happen with some unknown reason than accidents.Hiv is also consider one of the std and untreated person can die. Syphilis is one of the monster that untreated leads to someone life miserable. ...Read more

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Please respond! If i have yeast infection possibly (not std) and i use topical yeast medication and it's not yeast infection, will that cause one?

Please respond! If i have yeast infection possibly (not std) and i use topical yeast medication and it's not yeast infection, will that cause one?

No: A topical yeast medication, when used on a skin rash that is actually not a yeast skin rash, will not cause a yeast skin infection... because the topical yeast medication blocks yeast growth. ...Read more

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Should I get medication for anxiety? I have tested at 5 months 8 panel std and HIv (4th gen) and antibody at 7 mon and can't move on. Still scared.

Should I get medication for anxiety? I have tested at 5 months 8 panel std and HIv (4th gen) and antibody at 7 mon and can't move on. Still scared.

Anxiety: If you have immobilizing, disabling anxiety that interferes with your thoughts and activities, then yes, you deserve evaluation and treatment to help you reach a position from which you can function normally. Talk with your doctor for a referral, or a behavioral health center, or seek a therapist. ...Read more

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Can a UTI medication help treat an STD like chlamydia?

Can a UTI medication help treat an STD like chlamydia?

Depends: Chlamydia is usually treated with a single dose of Azithromycin or with a one week course of doxycycline. I doubt that your healthcare provider prescribed either of the aforementioned antibiotics for your urinary tract infection. I recommend that you go back and get treatment for chlamydia and that you also be tested and treated for gonorrhea as well. ...Read more

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Can a UTI medication also help clear up an STD like chlamydia?

Can a UTI medication also help clear up an STD like chlamydia?

Yes: Some antibiotics cover both chlamydia and urinary tract infection organisms, so yes. Occasionally, in a pt w/both, the abx are selected to do specifically that. Ask your dr if concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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