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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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Where can I get tested for stds?

Dr office: Most primary doctor's offices test for stds. You could also go to your local health center or planned parenthood. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get tested for stds?

STD Clinic: Most cities have clinics which offer this service for free. Google it for the area where you live. ...Read more

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How often should you get tested for stds?

How often should you get tested for stds?

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

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How much does it cost to get tested for stds?

How much does it cost to get tested for stds?

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

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How long will you have to wait to get tested for STDs after the initial sex?

How long will you have to wait to get tested for STDs after the initial sex?

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

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I need to know where to go to get tested for STDs for free I don't know what to do?

I need to know where to go to get tested for STDs for free I don't know what to do?

STD: Search online for a public health clinic, and from now on USE PROTECTION! Unprotected sex can seriously hurt you!! Here is one Florida Department of Health Polk County Health Department Specialty Care Clinic 1255 Brice Blvd Bartow, FL 33830 Phone: 863-519-8233 ...Read more

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What will happen when you get tested for an std?

What will happen when you get tested for an std?

STD testing: Std testing can range from blood tests, to urine testing, to swabs of the vagina and cervix in women or swabs of the urethral in males. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for stds? And which STDs do they check for?

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

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Could sex right before you get tested for STDs change your results?

Could sex right before you get tested for STDs change your results?

STD testing: None of the testing done would likely be affected, even if your partner had an std. However, if you know you are going to be tested, why not wait until the results come back before having sex again? ...Read more

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If I get tested for STDs two and a half months after sex, do I still need to test a second time?

If I get tested for STDs two and a half months after sex, do I still need to test a second time?

STD testing: If you test negative for STDs, you only need to be tested if there has been another exposure or you have symptoms which concern you. ...Read more

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Can I get tested for STDs without going to a hospital?

Yes at a gyn offcie: Or planned parenthood or the county gyn clinic. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex can I get tested for stds?

How long after unprotected sex can I get tested for stds?

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

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I had unprotected sex may 5 when should I get tested for stds?

I had unprotected sex may 5 when should I get tested for stds?

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

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If I am sexually active, but safe, how often should I get tested for stds?

If I am sexually active, but safe, how often should I get tested for stds?

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 more

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If one is not gay should they still get tested for STDs and if so how often?

If one is not gay should they still get tested for STDs and if so how often?

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 more

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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?

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