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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 will a full STD screening entail?

What will a full STD screening entail?

STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis. ...Read more

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Newly divorced, ex cheated a lot, partial hysterectomy & wanted full std screen Dr. said unnecessary b/c some I couldn't get. Right? or 2nd opinion?

Newly divorced, ex cheated a lot, partial hysterectomy & wanted full std screen Dr. said unnecessary b/c some I couldn't get. Right? or 2nd opinion?

Get the STD screen: In my opinion to be on the safe side you should have a full STD screen done as soon as possible at a local clinic. Also this seems like a very traumatic emotional experience and so if you would like some counselling to help you deal with this I can offer you that. If you feel this would help you please set up an appointment with me on HealthTap: www.healthtap.com/drharoldmandel ...Read more

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How serious of an STD is herpes nowadays? I recently found out that as many as 90% of americans have been exposed to HSV type 1 (oral or genital), and that doctors don't routinely test for it even with a "full" STD screen. It seems like doctors consider h

How serious of an STD is herpes nowadays? I recently found out that as many as 90% of americans have been exposed to HSV type 1 (oral or genital), and that doctors don't routinely test for it even with a "full" STD screen. It seems like doctors consider h

Usually not serious: It's more like 50% of adult Americans who have HSV1, moslty oral but often genital. HSV2 genital herpes is more important: more outbreaks and much more sexual transmission than HSV1. Most of the seriousness of herpes is psychological: sense of contamination & fear of transmission. Routine testing for HSV is controversial: HSV1 is so common and usually not an STD, and HSV2 tests can be misleading. ...Read more

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How accurate is STD screening?

How accurate is STD screening?

Very: Depends on which test you are speaking about... Culturebtesting for fonnorhea, chlamydia or herpes are extremely accurate, and urine or swab testing for bacterial dna for those are also very accurate. Hiv testing always has confirmatoey testing if the screen is positive and that is extremely accurate. ...Read more

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When should I get an STD screening?

When should I get an STD screening?

Often: Anytime you and/or your doctors feel that your sexual behaviors put you atrial, and at least yearly once sexually active. ...Read more

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Current STD screening recommendations?

Current STD screening recommendations?

Risk-based: Talk to your healthcare provider about specific concerns! in general, if you are a woman under 25, test for gonorrhea and chlamydia each year, and over 25 if you have new partners or multiple partners. Hiv/syphilis/hepatitis testing if you have another std, have had more than one partner since your last test, or use injection drugs. Pap tests every other year (age 21-30) or every three (age 30-64). ...Read more

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How long does it take for an std's to show up on a screening?|

How long does it take for an std's to show up on a screening?|

Depends: Depends on the std. Some, like gonorrhea or chlamydia may show up immediately after contracting the infection. Others like syphillis and HIV may take months to show positive testing. ...Read more

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When people get an STD screening , what diseases do they check for?

When people get an STD screening , what diseases do they check for?

Depends: You can get checked for one disease or several. The most common tests are hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c but there are others. ...Read more

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Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

Depends: Routine screening for stds in general is seldom performed anymore. On the other hand if you know you have been exposed to a particular one, you may be tested for several others as well. ...Read more

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I'm nervous about STD screenings?

I'm nervous about STD screenings?

Normal: However you should be more nervous if you have had unprotected sex with any partner who might have an std. So, if in doubt, please get yourself tested. ...Read more

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Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis ...Read more

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If trich isn't a std or sti and my last screening I was clear and have only been with one person whos clear how did I get it?

If trich isn't a std or sti and my last screening I was clear and have only been with one person whos clear how did I get it?

Trich is a STD...: Somehow, many STD-infected men & women are asymptomatic and STD will manifest its related symptoms under certain circumstance, i.e., at the moment of low defense immunity. ...Read more

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Where can I go for STD screening and treatment?

Where can I go for STD screening and treatment?

Go to a physician.: You can go to a physician for the tests, either primary physician or a specialist such as id doctor, urologist or ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Can I go to urgent care for an STD screening?

ShOULD BE ABLE TO: Most should be able to do that, you are better off going to a board certified gyn as that is their specialty and if something is not not normal they can do better followup in my opinion. ...Read more

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How long do you wait after unprotected sex before STD screening?

How long do you wait after unprotected sex before STD screening?

Depends.: It depends on which kind of std. For hiv, even if you are infected, it takes a few months to identify the viruses by the lab test. But for some bacterial infection, you can take the tests in a few days. ...Read more

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When after unprotected sex do you have to wait before STD screening?

When after unprotected sex do you have to wait before STD screening?

1wk to 6 months: Different stds have different intubation periods. 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. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...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