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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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For how long does STDs heal after treatment?

For how long does STDs heal after treatment?

STDs: Depends upon the particular std, the treament prescribed and other factors. Discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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How much does an STD treatment cost?

How much does an STD treatment cost?

Depends on the STD: That depends on which std you have. If money is a concern, go to your local health department or std clinic. ...Read more

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Can STD symptoms go away before treatment?

Can STD symptoms go away before treatment?

Yes.: In females this is often true. If you think you have an std, get checked because failure to treat can lead to infertility. ...Read more

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How often do you have to get tested for an STD if your partner refuses treatment?

What???: Why in heavens would you continue an intimate relationship with someone who has a sexually transmitted disease and refuses treatment? Find another friend and always use protection. Continuing to expose yourself and testing to find out if you too now have the disease is a form of self-abuse. ...Read more

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Are there any std's that you can get rid of with anti bioethics and treatments early on?

Are there any std's that you can get rid of with anti bioethics and treatments early on?

STDs: Here is a game. How many stds are there? How many are potentially life threatening? How do you contract them? And, how do you treat them. All sexually active adults should know these basics. But, yes, of course. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichimonas, scabies are all treatable early on. ...Read more

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After STD treatment and being cured, should I tell future sex partners that i had the curable STD or not say anything?

After STD treatment and being cured, should I tell future sex partners that i had the curable STD or not say anything?

It depends: It depends on the std, some are curable like chlamydia and others are not like herpes. If you have one that is cured, there are no medical reasons to say anything. What you feel is appropriate is up to you. ...Read more

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If u got STD from kissing then what are the symptoms & how many days after kissing ur symptoms starts? What are the treatments?

If u got STD from kissing then what are the symptoms & how many days after kissing ur symptoms starts? What are the treatments?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes can take six months to e positive on a blood test. 90% of people with herpes do not have an outbreak. You must, as a sexually active human know your herpes status. You cannot get it more than once. ...Read more

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If one has STD and your married and husband denies cheating yet us giving you silent treatment. Does this mean he is guilty of cheating.

If one has STD and your married and husband denies cheating yet us giving you silent treatment. Does this mean he is guilty of cheating.

Impossible to answer: Generally speaking, std transmission occurs during sex but not always. Herpes is especially known for being transmitted in a non sexual manner as it is transmitted by contact. Some stds are transmitted by fomites (pubic lice, etc). ...Read more

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I've been on std treatment for 2 days now everything seemed to be cleared up. I got oral sex last night Is it possible if she would catch anything?

I've been on std treatment for 2 days now everything seemed to be cleared up. I got oral sex last night Is it possible if she would catch anything?

STD: Depends on what you are being treated for but you are suppose to refrain from sex for one week usually when being treated for a sexually transmitted diseases so your partner could be at risk. ...Read more

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Does pid resolve without treatment of the std?

Does pid resolve without treatment of the std?

I would not count : on it. If you have pelvic inflammatory disease please get prompt medical treatment. Remember that some STD's can run "silent" all the whilst they are causing damage. ...Read more

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Could the obgyn make you pay for STD treatment?

Could the obgyn make you pay for STD treatment?

Excuse Me?: Make you pay? To save your life with the right treatment? To save your ability to stay fertile by treating an infection that could cause infertility? Yes. Of course. ...Read more

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What is the cure or treatment for PID when STD tests are clear ?

What is the cure or treatment for PID when STD tests are clear ?

Additional abx: They will probably treat you the same - with Ceftriaxone and Doxycycline and then add Flagyl (metronidazole) in addition. Pid can be polymicrobial and not always caused by stds, but those antibiotics should cover the majority of things. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for from dirty smell caused by std?

Is there an effective treatment for from dirty smell caused by std?

In order to cure the: Smell you need to cure the cause. Please be medically evaluated to have your std properly treated. ...Read more

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Itchy "down there" . No discharge, just itchy? Not an STD either. What could it be? Treatment?

Itchy "down there" . No discharge, just itchy? Not an STD either. What could it be? Treatment?

Yeast: Candidiasis, or yeast infection, is a common cause of vaginal itching. The resulting irritation can cause increased blood flow to the labia, making them appear a brighter red. Other causes of vaginal itching that would cause this type of inflammation would be a hypersensitivity reaction to a soap/detergent/hygiene product used. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with urethritis but tested negative for UTI and stds. What other possible causes/treatments?

Diagnosed with urethritis but tested negative for UTI and stds. What other possible causes/treatments?

Ureaplasma or viral: Non-specific urethritis (NSU). These organisms are notoriously difficult to identify. Discuss with your Dr., ureaplasma respond to Erythromycin type of antibiotics. Viral urethritis is treated symptomatically. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can relieve the burning sensation. Probiotics e.g live culture yogurt or lactobacillus may help ...Read more

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Where can I go for STD screening and treatment?

Where can I go for STD screening and treatment?

Go to a physician.: You can go to a physician for the tests, either primary physician or a specialist such as id doctor, urologist or ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sexually transmitted infections?

What is the treatment for sexually transmitted infections?

For syphillis: And gonorrhea, high dose, parenteral penicillin; for clamydia, tetracyclines. Viral (hpv, genital herpes, hiv, hepatitis b, c, d), there is presetnly no treatment to eliminate, but for HIV and hepatitis, anti-virals control the virus, and prevent death. ...Read more