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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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Hi I think I might have an U T I or and std can u help me out?

Hi I think I might have an U T I or and std can u help me out?

Probably STD: You don't say your symptoms, but I'm guessing discharge from the penis and/or discomfort or pain on urination. These are STD symptoms; non-STD UTIs are quite rare at your age. If I guessed right about your symptoms, then you have gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). It isn't possible to say more without exam and testing in person. See a doctor right away. Good luck ...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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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