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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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What's your opinion on what is the biggest misconception about stds?

What's your opinion on what is the biggest misconception about stds?

Symptoms: Most people assume that they will always have symptoms but this is not always true. Many stds are transmitted without a person's knowledge because most people who are infected have no symptoms. If you are having unprotected sex you are at risk. ...Read more

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Are there STDs which go undetected indefinitely?

Are there STDs which go undetected indefinitely?

Yes: The cancer associated strains of HPV can be acquired through sex, and hibernate in your body for decades without outward symptoms. Pap smears had been done for years before we knew the HPV was the initial trigger to the cancer.Without this early form of warning, the cervical cancer they produce can kill you.Other germs are less stealth, but you get the picture.If sexually active, get monitored. ...Read more

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I was treated for STDs monday, and i had protected sex on the 6th day which is today sunday. Is that a bad thing?

I was treated for STDs monday, and i had protected sex on the 6th day which is today sunday. Is that a bad thing?

Protection works: Of course it all depends on which stds you mean. There are twelve common stds. But, protection works for most of the common ones that you may be meaning such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Rocephin was the correct treatment for gonorrhea and you should be contagiousness free forty-eight hours after the shot. ...Read more

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Best way to protect myself from stds? Any tips?

Best protection is: not to have sex. If sexually active - monogamous relationship with use of protection (such as condom) is less risky. ...Read more

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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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What kinds of STDs are there?

STD: Bacteria, viruses and parasites can cause STD's. Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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How many kinds of STDs are there?

STD's: Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What STDs should Ibe most concerned about?

What STDs should Ibe most concerned about?

ALL of Them !: Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What tests can I take for checking for STDs?

Recommend: that you see your physician or an STD clinic rather than ordering individual tests on-line. It is usually best to initially test broadly rather than for one specific STD. ...Read more