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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

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I'm currently 22weeks pregnant and I tested positve for trich, ive only sexed my Babyfather what are multiple ways I could've caught this STI or STD?

I'm currently 22weeks pregnant and I tested positve for trich, ive only sexed my Babyfather what are multiple ways I could've caught this STI or STD?

Trichomoniasis: You've probably heard it before: The simplest explanation is usually the right one. Detectives use it to deduce who's the likeliest suspect in a murder case -- you know, the butler did it. Doctors ­use it to determine the illness behind a set of symptoms. The most likely place to have gotten the tric is from the baby's father. ...Read more

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Besides abstinence and a condom, are there any other ways to prevent an std?

Besides abstinence and a condom, are there any other ways to prevent an std?

No, No, No: You got it , you must accept it or be ready for serious consequences! dreaded condition called aids, may be unsure able and fatal ! ...Read more

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I would like to know more about how std's act like uti's. In what ways does an STD act like a uti?

I would like to know more about how std's act like uti's. In what ways does an STD act like a uti?

Both : Both urinary tract infections and irritation of the vagina or urethra from a sexually transmitted disease can lead to pain or burning with urination as well as the need to urinate more often. ...Read more

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Is there any other ways I could get a pelvic infection rather than std?

Is there any other ways I could get a pelvic infection rather than std?

Yes.: Not all pelvic infections are caused by sexually-transmitted organisms. The causes of infection can vary depending on the types of organism responsible. Review this with your doctor to clarify the cause of infection and possible routes of exposure. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the others ways of getting pelvic inflammatory disease other than stds?

Can you please discuss the others ways of getting pelvic inflammatory disease other than stds?

Numerous: From an iud (intra-uterine contraceptive device) complication following misscarriage, abortion or ectopic pregnancy, from infection elsewhere in body transmiited via blood stream or lymphatics. ...Read more

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If you have chlymidia or another STD can you buy something over counter to help or must you see a doctor? What are ways to prevent bacteria infection?

If you have chlymidia or another STD can you buy something over counter to help or must you see a doctor? What are ways to prevent bacteria infection?

IF U have an STD: U need to see a doc of the proper antibiotic and cultures can be done to see if you have the chlymidia nad or other stds and you should have blood work to r/o other stds like hiv, hepatita abc, and syph just to make sure and after treatment u need a reculture to make sure it is not resistant, and to prevent u need barrier methods and do not sleep with anyone who may have an std or who has mult par. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more