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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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Have had cervical pain 4 months, have had all kinds of tests ran. No answers, no stds.Help?

Have had cervical pain 4 months, have had all kinds of tests ran. No answers, no stds.Help?

Lots more to look at: Pelvic pain can have a long list of causes. In women your age endometriosis is common. Other choices include fibroids, scar tissue, intestinal problems, kidney stones, bladder problems, etc. You need help. Find a doctor you trust and go see them. The source of pelvic pain can be difficult to find and hard to cure, but it can be done! ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause STD if one person is affected? Please, need some answers?

Does oral sex cause STD if one person is affected? Please, need some answers?

Yes, some of them: Some organisms that cause STDs may be transmitted during oral sex and are able to cause infection at the mouth and throat areas. ...Read more

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I have a question about possible cold like symptoms . is it possible to be symptoms of an std?

I have a question about possible cold like symptoms .
is it possible to be symptoms of an std?

Probably not: Of course, "cold symptoms" can mean many things. Typical sx of cough and runny nose are NOT sx of STI. Most STI symptoms are "local" (genital) and include rash, itching, discharge, or pain. That said, it is possible that an isolated "sore throat" could be a symptoms of something more serious like gonorrhea, but unlikely. ...Read more

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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