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Std Time Frame Testing
What is the time frame for testing for stds and HIV after a high risk exposure and consider them conclusive?
Varies: The time frame for taking an STD test varies based on the incubation period for the infection and can differ from person to person. GC/CT is 2-6 days. Syphilis is 3-6 weeks. Hep B and HSV is 4-6 weeks. HIV - RNA is 9-11days. HIV - Antibody is 1-3 months. Testing before these time frames can possibly give you a false negative. ...Read more
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
Appt friday but I think I have a BV but im gettin STD check to b safe, symptoms been for about 1 month.... is there a time frame that PID can occur?
PID tricky: Pelvic inflammatory disease can be caused by a number of different infections, many of which are sexually transmitted. Depending on which infection, and the individual female body, PID can be asymptomatic (the woman does not know she has it) to life-threatening, and may become known hours to years after contracting the infection. I agree with getting an STD check and using condoms. ...Read more
Is it possible for STD symptoms to occur months after intercourse? Is it possible to begin showing symptoms of an STD 9 months after intercourse, while not being involved with anyone sexually during that time frame, or is my friend simply being paranoid.
Is there any risk for an std/hiv from receiving a handjob? Is testing required? Had a pimple at base of penis at time.
Possible: This is a very unlikely way to transmit STD but one can never say never since the hand might have been contaminated or infected. Nonetheless the risk is remote. ...Read more
Is there any risk for an std/hiv from receiving a handjob? Is testing required? Had a pimple at base of penis at time. Unrealistic concern?
Wat should I do about my period, and can I have a no-show preganncy so I had STD testing done in november. And all results were negative. The last time I have had any encounter with volnerable areas was october 16with my ex-bf. I havnt had my period since
Hello.: Hello. I can't tell you if you are pregnant or not. Possible symptoms of pregnancy include: nausea, vomiting, lack of a period, enlarged or swollen breasts, urinating more, insomnia, feeling tired, passing gas, abdominal enargemet and feeling more emotional to mention a few. There are some women who do not have a great deal of enlargement over the first few months. It sounds like you have not a period for over four months. With your lack of a period, history of unprotected sex and learning that the type of pregnancy test you may have been defective- recommend you take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, then you could consider talking to your gynecologist for more insight as to the reason that you have not been having your period. Take care. ...Read more
STD testing: If you test negative for STDs, you only need to be tested if there has been another exposure or you have symptoms which concern you. ...Read more
Anyone know what is a reasonable wait time after having questionable sex should you be tested for stds?
Different stds have different incubation periods. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect.
Discuss the specifics with your doctor. ...Read more
Both my husband and I got tested for STD and it came back negative, but every time I have unprotected sex with him few days after I get a smelly disch?
See answer: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most likely cause of your symptoms and is the most common vaginitis in women of childbearing age. BV is not a STD but reflects an imbalance in the vaginal ecosystem occurring when abnormal bacteria outnumber the normal ones. The primary symptom of BV is an abnormal, fish-like odorous vaginal discharge which noticeable especially after intercourse. Rx: metronidazole ...Read more
I only had sex with one person just one time and it was five years ago. For religious reasons I hadn't had sex since then. Should I get tested for std?
Probably not: Especially if you have no symptoms of a STD, there is almost no reason to be concerned or tested. But some people only call intercourse 'sex' and think of other physical acts between people like oral, anal or even hand contact as safe. They are not totally safe, so it might be a good idea if you've done those things recently. Probably, you are fine! ...Read more
What causes pid? Other than an STD I haven't had sex in 2 years the last time I did I got tested for any STD all test came back negative
PID: Is caused by sexually transmitted infections (sti's) also called std's. Gonorrhea & chlamydia are main culprits but others can cause pid too. The infection go up from the vagina into the uterus, fallopian tubes & pelvic area & can cause irritation, scar tissue &long term damage to the fallopian tubes &other internal organs. Pid is very painful &u would know if you had it. ...Read more
Can my boyfriend get a yeast infection from me? We've never cheated on eachother ihave been tested for STDs a couple of times cuz iget yeast he nev
I have to use the bathroom constantly. It's even worse at night. I have no STDs and have been tested for a UTI several times and all of the test were negative. When I apply pressure to my urinary meatus the discomfort is bearable. After I use the bathroom
Urethral syndrome?: Some urinary tract infections in women are limited to the urethra (urine passage). Often there are few white blood cells and tests for WBC may be negative; and if a culture is done, only a small number of bacteria are found, less than with most UTIs. Or it might be some sort of non-infectious cystitis. Ask your doctor about it, or see an infectious diseases specialist or urologist. Good luck! ...Read more
Positive chlamydia test. Last std tests negative 1 year ago. Only one partner. What is most likely time frame of contraction?
Every time I have sex I bleed after. I always have discharges. I've been tested for STDs and only one came back chlaymidia and I completed treatment?
Had unprotective sex w ex-GF. In past year, she had unprotective sex w 2 other men. Says she's been tested for HIV/STD after each and is NEG. I got tested for STD and is OK. Should I be worried? Should I do PrEP? Last time I had sex w her on 1/24.
Low risk, no PrEP: The tests for STDs and HIV are very accurate, so you can be pretty sure your partner doesn't have any of the infections for which she was tested. And this sounds like a low risk situation for HIV, which remains less common ithan you might think among straight singles in the US. You don't need PrEP and most doctors wouldn't be willing to prescribe it in this situation. But get in the condom habit! ...Read more
Can fluconazole cause abdominal cramps I've taken it 8 time in the past 4 months... Ihave bad cramps I've been tested for all STDs in the past 4 mont?
I have been tested for stds, uti and yeast infection several times all negative but I have itchy/ pain symptoms what could it be? No doctors know
Anxiety: Symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include heart palpitations, nausea, sob, insomnia, dry mouth, speech impairment, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options. ...Read more