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Ways To Contract An Std
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I having symptoms of PID but my boyfriend not does this mean I have an STD or can u get PID other ways?
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
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