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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. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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


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What are the ways to find out if you have an std?

What are the ways to  find out if you have an std?

Exam and testing: You need an appointment with your physician and an exam done properly, as well as testing for the possible stds you are facing based on your sexual behaviors and risk profile. That testing may involve swabs of the location, or urine or blood testing. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid getting a std?

What are the best ways to avoid getting a std?

ABC: You can avoid sex, which works quite well but not acceptable to many. If you don't like that option, you can try monogamy with someone who has no stds. If that's not possible, you can wear condoms whenever you have sex. ...Read more

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Are there ways to catch STDs without intercourse?

Are there ways to catch STDs without intercourse?

Sure: Yes, stds can be spread by any form of sexual contact. For instance, you can get gonorrhea in your throat from oral sex (a lovely thought in the morning). Many other stds are spread from simple skin-to-skin contact or contact with infected body secretions and certainly those things apply to other forms of sexual contact. ...Read more

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How to have safe sex? Easy ways to get STD checked?

How to have safe sex? Easy ways to get STD checked?

Safe partner, condom: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. 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 or county health department. ...Read more

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What are the ways that condoms with spermicide actually make the risk of STDs higher?

What are the ways that condoms with spermicide actually make the risk of STDs higher?

They don't unless...: An oil based lubricant can cause breakdown of a latex condom. However, a spermicidal condom (coated with spermicidal lubricant like n-9 / nonoxynol-9) can enhance effectiveness. ...Read more

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What are the possible ways you could have obtained an STD when you have never had sex before?

What are the possible ways you could have obtained an STD when you have never had sex before?

No STD w/o contact: You must have some sort of sexual contact to pass an std from one person to another. This does not only mean vaginal intercourse though. Some stds are passed by transmitting fluid from one to another. Others are passed by skin to skin contact. Penile, vaginal, anal, oral or even touching the genitals is required to pass an std. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more