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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.

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What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

Yup: That's why they're called sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, tainted blood in a transfusion or contaminated needle pricks can transmit some std like HIV or hcv.

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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one (s)

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one (s)

Too soon: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is valid after 4-5 days, but no sooner. Blood tests for syphilis, HIV, etc take a few weeks. Be on the alert for symptoms like discharge from the penis, painful urination, or genital sores, which can show up any time from 2 days to a couple of weeks. Get checked ASAP if symptoms appear, otherwise best to wait a few days.

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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one (s).

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one (s).

Don't bet on it: If you suspect you have been exposed pay attention and get checked out with any change in your system or at least every 6 mo. Viral illnesses like herpes and HIV take time to set up in your system and 12 hrs is too soon for them to show their presence, or generate any positive tests.Chlamydia & gonorrhea may produce no symptoms but should turn tests positive within the first week.

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Which STDs are permanent?

Which STDs are permanent?

Few: Hiv is treatable, but not curable, yet. Herpes does not have a cure, but there are treatments to decrease outbreaks and to decrease the risk of transmission.

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How are oral stds tested?

How are oral stds tested?

Exam: Usually oral condylomas are diagnosed by a clinical presentation and possible biopsy

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Which STDs cannot be cured?

Which STDs cannot be cured?

Herpes Simplex&HIV: There is no cure for Herpes Simplex or Genital Herpes and HIV There are meds used to suppress the virus in both condition but there is no cure as yet

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How many types of STDs exist

How many types of STDs exist

Lots!: There are many different kinds of stds, including those caused by bacteria (like gonorrhea and chlamydia) and those caused by viruses (including herpes and hiv). You can limit your exposure to most stds by using barrier forms of contraception (like condoms!), and since most are treatable (even if not curable), see a healthcare provider if you think you've been exposed.

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Are STDs more common in men?

Are STDs more common in men?

Not overall: Overall, there are 3 times the number of stds found in the us in women than men. However, much of that could be because women are screened far more often than men because of gyn appts and testing. Others like syphilis are 6 times more likely in men than women. Just depends on the std discussed and the person.

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What kinds of STDs are there?

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.

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What kinds of STDs are there?

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.

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Are STDs more common in women?

Are STDs more common in women?

Yes, in some ways: Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds. That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men don't have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently.

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From where did STDs originate?

From where did STDs originate?

Man/woman's origin: From the birth of this planet, by whatever means one believe's in, bacteria and viruses have existed. They have predated man's existence, and have survived frozen in ice for "zillions of years" and still retained their infective capacity. Std's are transmitted by viruses and bacteria from human contact (man to woman or any other combination) and will be with our planet until it no longer exists.

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What are some untreatable stds?

What are some untreatable stds?

None: There are treatments for all std's. Even HIV, which so far in not curable, has very effective treatments.

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What are some symptoms of stds?

What are some symptoms of stds?

Here are some. ..: Common STD-related symptoms may include, not limited to, the following: Gono / chlamydia - burning peeing, urethral / vaginal discharge, etc.; herpes - itching, sore, painful blisters at sites, etc.; trich - frothy fishy discharge, painful sex, etc.; syphilis - painless lesions with indurated margin, etc. At early stage, - nerve deficiency at its very late stage as neurosyphilis, etc.;. ..

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Where can I get tested for stds?

Where can I get tested for stds?

Dr office: Most primary doctor's offices test for stds. You could also go to your local health center or planned parenthood.

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What STDs should be checked out?

What STDs should be checked out?

Alll of them: Std's include, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillis, hepatitis, and hiv. All of them should be tested.