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Is 90 days std-test after last sexual exposure conclusive for all STD?

Is 90 days std-test after last sexual exposure conclusive for all STD?

No: HIV can take a period or weeks to a few months to convert to positive, so repeat that test. In addition exposure to HPV, Genital Herpes and the HPV subtypes that cause genital warts are routinely tested for in the office. In addition many docs don't order Hepatitis C testing though it can be sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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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How accurate is 12 weeks negative stds blood test after exposure with unknown status men? HIV Elisa, rpr, hbsag, hcv, herpes.. Can I stop worrying

How accurate is 12 weeks negative  stds blood test after exposure with unknown status men? HIV Elisa, rpr, hbsag, hcv, herpes.. Can I stop worrying

No more exposures?: If a woman is a worrier, she will worry until she stops exposing herself. So, at this time she can stop worrying and stop exposing herself. If she decides to expose herself again, she will worry again. It's a choice to expose or not to expose; thus, the worrying is her own consequence within her control. ...Read more

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How much time after exposure will chlamdyia show up on STD test?

How much time after exposure will chlamdyia show up on STD test?

7-10 days: For better result, test it some 7-10 days after exposure or at the time having urethral discharge. ...Read more

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How much time after female exposure to chlamydia would it show up on an STD test?

How much time after female exposure to chlamydia would it show up on an STD test?

Usually 2-3 days: The standard test for chlamydia generally is positive within 2-3 days of catching the infection, and always within a week. Same for gonorrhea, usually tested automatically at the same time. But make sure the lab is doing the test on urine or a swab from the urethra (in men) or vagina (in women). Blood testing doesn't accurately diagnose chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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How soon can I test for STDs after exposure? Chlamydia ghonorea HPV herpes etc exposure feb 8 testing feb 17 too soon!?

How soon can I test for STDs after exposure? Chlamydia ghonorea HPV herpes etc exposure feb 8 testing feb 17 too soon!?

It's not too soon: The tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea (vaginal or urethral swab, or urine) are valid any time more than 2-3 das after exposure. Nine days (Feb 8 to 17) definitely isn't too soon. However, the blood tests for syphilis and HIV generally aren't valid until a few weeks after exposure. (But sometimes it's a good idea to have an early test as a baseline -- then a later test to see if it turns positive.) ...Read more

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Would HIV symptoms appear days after exposure n last over a month? Got STD test done month after but neg. Sore w red bumps back of throat still there

Would HIV symptoms appear days after exposure n last over a month? Got STD test done month after but neg. Sore w red bumps back of throat still there

Symptoms varies: Symptoms for HIV infection varies. Some individual get symptoms like fever, rash, body ache or swelling of lymph nodes during acute infection usually in 2-4 weeks after infection. Others can acquire HIV infection without any symptoms and symptoms will appear later and may take 5-10 years or more. Rarely can remain asymptomatic for long time and known as long term non progressor. ...Read more

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What does STD test involve?

What does STD test involve?

There are a: Variety of tests depending on which std's are being evaluated for. ...Read more

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Where can a person get a free STD test?

Planned parent hood: Usually you can get them at the planned parent hood and county or state facilities. If you are worried about being exposed or have symptoms of any kind you should abstain from having sexual encounters until you are checked out first. You also should let your partner or partners know. ...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