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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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I have an std, are there any support groups?

I have an std, are there any support groups?

Google it: You can google for local support group. If you don't have a computer accessible you can find one for use at your local library. ...Read more

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What is std? I don't understand.

Sexually transmitted: An std is an infection transmitted by sexual contact, including vaginal, oral or anal intercourse. There are many std's, including viruses, bacteria, and even some parasites. ...Read more

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Please help..i don't know which STD I have?

Please help..i don't know which STD I have?

We would not either: A good history, physical and testing with your local doc could evaluate you for this problem. There are at least a dozen infections that can pass sexually, so a visit is worthwhile if you have been exposed. ...Read more

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This can't be an std, can anybody help me out?

This can't be an std, can anybody help me out?

There isn't any: Specific information about what symptoms you are experiencing. Suggest you provide clarifying details ; re-ask. Take care. ...Read more

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Supposing you're a virgin u can't getan STD right?

Supposing you're a virgin u can't getan STD right?

Be careful!: Oral and anal sex can transmit illnesses even though virginity may be defined, at least for some, as no previous vaginal penetration. ...Read more

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If you have a STD could't that stop you from having kids

If you have a STD could't that stop you from having kids

Possibly: An STD could stop a female from having children if it leaves scarring in the fallopian tubes. That side effect from STD's is not common but can happen. That usually means that you have a serious form of the STD called pelvic inflammatory disease. If you are concerned I would recommend talking with your doctor about it. Here is some more information http://www.cdc.gov/std/infertility/default.htm ...Read more

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How come I got really sick from an STD but my girlfriend didn't?

How come I got really sick from an STD but my girlfriend didn't?

Did she see a doc?: It is common for men to show symptoms of an std such as chlamydia, but for women to be completely asymptomatic. Be sure that she saw a doctor and had a complete std screen and physical exam, so that if she did have an infection it could be treated. ...Read more

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What occurs if someone had an STD for a long time and didn't notice?

Depends on std: Most common thing would be infecting lots of other sexual contacts. ...Read more

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I got checked yesterday and no stds but when I wipe it burns i don't know?

I got checked yesterday and no stds but when I wipe it burns i don't know?

Go back to MD: If there is some vulvar burning, then there is usually an infection or irritant to the vulva. Let the GYN MD play "detective'. ...Read more

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If i had a STD but my partner doesn't have any symtoms is possible he didn't catch it.

If i had a STD but my partner doesn't have any symtoms is possible he didn't catch it.

STD: There are many , often coexisting stds that can cause very diff. Symptoms in men and women, he needs to be tested sxs or not. ...Read more

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I have an STD but I am embarrassed and don't want to tell anyone. Will it just go away?

I have an STD but I am embarrassed and don't want to tell anyone.  Will it just go away?

Maybe but dangerous!: Maybe, but that is an awfully scary way to deal with a very dangerous situation. Some stds can go away without treatment, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Others do not, such as hpv, herpes, hiv, etc... But gonorrhea and chlamydia can also cause serious infections that can kill you or cause infertility. Suck it up, be an adult and get tested! ...Read more

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If i had an STD out commonality would i mostly get symptoms if i had an STD than if i didn't?

If i had an STD out commonality would i mostly get symptoms if i had an STD than if i didn't?

Not necessarily.: Males, especially, can have std's and have no obvious symptoms, thus infections are spread easily from partner to partner. This is why using condoms, regular std testing and partner notification is the prudent and right thing to do to keep you and your sexual partners safe and healthy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch and STD if both male and female don't have any, she has slept with 2 others and I was a virgin?

No: The partner that has slept with two other people may have contracted an STD and infecting the virgin. Some STD may not be apparent or symptomatic for a long time ...Read more

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I have signs of an STD and need to be tested and treated. But i can't find anywhere to go to do it till Monday what should i do?

I have signs of an STD and need to be tested and treated.  But i can't find anywhere to go to do it till Monday  what should i do?

Sooner is better!: It varies from one STD to the next and with severity of symptoms. If only discharge, without pain, it's probably safe to wait til Monday. But even here there is risk of serious complications in the next 1-2 days. For sure don't wait if you are in pain or fever, or have open sores that suggest herpes, for which effective treatment has to start early. If necessary, find an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more