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What Do They Do When You Get Tested For St Ds
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
Depends on activity: That depends on how often you're having sex, especially unprotected sex. It could be anywhere from never to every 3 months. I have some patients who should probably be tested every week! But remember that there's no single easy test for stds. To test broadly you may need a combination of blood tests, urine tests, and often throat and rectal swabs. ...Read more
Depends where you: Go and what tests you wnat done, because stds are diagnosed by vaginal culture and others are diagnosed by blood work, if you want to call my office my staff can give you a self pay discounted price for std testing depending on what you want done, the usual vaginal ones would be hpv, gonor., chlamy. Usual blood ones would be rpr, hepatitis a, b, c and HIV screening, my offcie # 954-755-9311 cs, fl. ...Read more
See a doctor: Generalist urologist or board of health clinic. ...Read more
Variable: Gonnorhea or chlamydia can be urine tested after 2-3 days, syphilis or hpv when sore or lesion develops, can be weeks, blood tests take time because there have to be organism or antibodies develop, i.E hiv/aids or syphilis. Early tests can give both false positive & false negative results. Later testing much more reliable. ...Read more
STDs: Testing can happen two ways. Most common would be at your primary care clinic. Or, I believe, in canada there are also public health or std clinics that can do the testing. There are twelve common stds so you may want to go in with symptoms, worries and questions. Many people do not need testing for all twelve. ...Read more
Yes at a gyn offcie: Or planned parenthood or the county gyn clinic. ...Read more
STDs: Right away. The sooner the better. Depending on the situation the doctor may want to begin you on prophylactic medications. Go asap and hope all is well. ...Read more
ANY TIME.: Especially if you have symptoms. You will be tested again in intervals to assure you haven't contracted subacute incurable diseases but the acute ones need to be treated right away. Use protection. ...Read more
Not usually: If you are truly safe and have no physical or functional symptoms, there should be no reason for you to need an std evaluation at any particular interval. Knowing your partner, limiting your number of partners, regular self exams and listening to your body, should be your guidelines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Homosexuals are not the only ones to get stds. If you have sex, you are at risk for stds period. Doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, bi, transgendered, etc. If you have multiple partners, you should get tested often - no strict rule but at least 2x/year. And, especially if you have any symptoms like discharge, rash, ulcers, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do you wait to get tested for stds. The last person I had sex with was 3 weeks ago and I had a test done today. Is that okay?
More Information: There are twelve common stds. They all have different rules regarding testing and when to test and what tests to do. It is hard to answer your question since this vital information is not in the question. But, HIV and syphilis and herpes and hepatitis a, b, and c are too early to be picked up on standard tests at three weeks. ...Read more
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