Top
20
Doctor insights on: When Should You Get An Std Test

Share
Dr. Robert Killian
788 doctors shared insights

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


5

5
Can I legally force my teenage kid to get an STD test?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Please help, what can I do to get my man to get an STD test?

Please help, what can I do to get my man to get an STD test?

Withhold sex: That's a good motivator, and if you are concerned he's infected you should not be going near him. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is it inappropriate to ask your partner to get an STD test before sex?

Is it inappropriate to ask your partner to get an STD test before sex?

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

8

8
How long do you have to wait to get an STD test that will show good results?

How long do you have to wait to get an STD test that will show good results?

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

9

9
What are the procedures to get an STD test for women?

What are the procedures to get an STD test for women?

See a MD: Std's include, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillis, hepatitis, and hiv. All of them should be tested. ...Read more

10

10
Where is a good place for a straight male in san francisco to get an STD test if you don't have insurance?

Where is a good place for a straight male in san francisco to get an STD test if you don't have insurance?

Donate blood: If you donate blood, they will routinely test your blood for blood born stds such as hepatitis or hiv, . ...Read more

12

12
Will I have to get an STD test before I can donate blood/plasma?

Will I have to get an STD test before I can donate blood/plasma?

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

13

13
Could a 15 year old get an STD test without their parents?

Could a 15 year old get an STD test without their parents?

STD Minors: Check this site to obtain exact info for your state: http://www.Guttmacher.Org/statecenter/spibs/spib_mass.Pdf. ...Read more

14

14
Please point me to where i can get an STD test kit without going to the doctor ?

Please point me to where i can get an STD test kit without going to the doctor ?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
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

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

17

17
Where can a person get a free STD test?

Where can a person get a free STD test?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
How long until I get my STD test results?

How long until I get my STD test results?

Depends: Depends on what tests were done and where they were sent to be interpreted. Most tests, however, will be back for sure within a couple of days. Some may be sent out to an outside lab and take longer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
I know i'm clean, do I need to get a STD test?

I know i'm clean, do I need to get a STD test?

No testing: If you consider yourself a practitioner of truly safe sax, if you have no symptoms and if you have no physical findings....Then no, there is no need to test. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Quickest/ cheapest way to get panel STD test?

Health department: The local health department or Planned Parenthood clinic should do STD testing with charges on a sliding scale based on your ability to pay and both will be able to treat anything that comes back positive. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,419 doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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


Dr. Hunter Handsfield
1,604 doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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