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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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My ex-GF informed me that she has HPV. We both took the full STD tests and were negative. Should I tell my current GF this info?

My ex-GF informed me that she has HPV.  We both took the full STD tests and were negative.  Should I tell my current GF this info?

Get checked first: First go to the MD and provide the above information for him/her to do the necessary examination and testing to see if you have any signs of warts(HPV). If that is positive, only then discuss this with your present girlfriend by explaining that you were just informed and took the necessary action to correct the problem, BEFORE, reengaging her in "exchanging bodily fluids".(intercourse.) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more