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When Should You Get An Std Test
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
No: All 50 states have laws allowing kids autonomy over dealing with stds. Although some states limit that to above ages 12 or 14 years old. In addition, its unethical to force teenagers to do anything medical (including drug and std testing). However, talk about this with your physician and allow him/her to discuss it with your child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Ideally that is exactly what should be happening in certain situations. If you are not absolutely sure of your partner's sexual habits (and who can be?...) then it would make sense to ask for such testing if time and conditions allow. Better even: do use protection if you are in doubt. ...Read more
Depends: Various stds have various incubation periods. Your best bet is to be seen and tested asap, and the repeat the test every few months. ...Read more
Where is a good place for a straight male in san francisco to get an STD test if you don't have insurance?
I've only slept with one girl and she's only slept with me she went to go get an STD test she came out negative. Does that mean I'm negative?
No...however...: If you are reasonably concerned you may have an STD, then you should address that prior to donating blood. Conscientious donors are the backbone of a healthy blood supply--we need you & you need to be healthy. They do screen for some bloodborne "STDs" (hepatitis, HIV), but can't test for everything. ...Read more
STD Minors: Check this site to obtain exact info for your state: http://www.Guttmacher.Org/statecenter/spibs/spib_mass.Pdf. ...Read more
Don't do it: Please don't waste the time, money, or energy on this. STDs are not to be diagnosed at home. What happens if you are positive? The test will have to be repeated at the doctors office. No doctor should care if you need an STD test. Every primary doc discusses STDs every day. If you are anxious find an DTD expert and go in for a one time evaluation. I do such evaluations discreetly all the time ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have burning and itching In the tip of the penis and have clear discharge Could it be a uti or friction burn and should I get an std test?
Can i get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam
Yes: Testing for STDs can be done while on your period. Some are done on blood drawn from your arm and others on urine or cervical swabs but bleeding does not prevent any of the testing.The only way to know why a physician would want to just do an exam and no blood or urine tests would be to ask that physician. Sorry I can't tell u what the other doctor was thinking. It may have been done to save money ...Read more
Planned parent hood: Usually you can get them at the planned parent hood and county or state facilities. If you are worried about being exposed or have symptoms of any kind you should abstain from having sexual encounters until you are checked out first. You also should let your partner or partners know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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