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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)

STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. 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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How do you get tested for stds? And which STDs do they check for?

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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Do u have to get check regulary for std if you have the same partner if so why?

Do u have to get check regulary for std if you have the same partner if so why?

Because it matters: Several of the std's can be lifelong, deadly, cause sterility, be present without symptoms for years and return, etc. Unless you entered a relationship with a virgin as a virgin an neither of you ever stray (100%), periodic screening is a reasonable thing to do.That is if you want to avoid the potential problems. ...Read more

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Just had unprotected sex 6 days ago and again today different partners. When should I get a STD check?

Just had unprotected sex 6 days ago and again today different partners. When should I get a STD check?

A few days plus 6 wk: Thanks for the question. Urine or vaginal swab testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia are valid anytime 2-3 days after the last exposure. Blood tests (HIV, syphilis) should wait until 6 weeks. There are no good data on best time for vaginal infections like trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis; 1 week maybe OK but 2 weeks might be better. Given this sexual lifestyle, consider condoms. Why take chances? ...Read more

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Can you get a STD check from your local hospital?

Can you get a STD check from your local hospital?

Cost an issue: You can get std testing at most hospital er but more than likely you will need to go to an 'urgent care' facility as this is not an true emergency. This can run up to quite a bill for the tests, cultures and treatment. Free testing and care is frequently done at the local board of health clinic. Anyone with a concern for a std should as well be tested for hiv. (frequently anonymous testing). ...Read more

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Should i get a yearly STD check if i have unprotected sex with alot of people?

Should i get a yearly STD check if i have unprotected sex with alot of people?

Yes: Since both chlamydia and gonorrhea produce minimal symptoms in some people, it is reasonable to monitor your system. These two can also make you sterile if untreated, which may be important to you.These and other STD's can also pass to a newborn and cause serious problems. ...Read more

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I have been having sex over a year now and its painful and uncomfortable we have no STDs and get check ups, what can be causing this?

I have been having sex over a year now and its painful and uncomfortable we have no STDs and get check ups, what can be causing this?

History and Physical: There could be several reasons for painful intercourse to include endometriosis, interstitial cystits, vaginal infections, vaginal dryness, vaginismus and more. The pain needs to be better defined-when does it occur-anything make it better-any associated symptoms-any relationship to cycle-can it be reproduced in office. Further testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Had STD got treated had it for a while.Can I get my tubes check to make sure they still there? And they wrk?To make sure I can have baby ?Any test

Had STD got treated had it for a while.Can I get my tubes check to make sure they still there? And they wrk?To make sure I can have baby ?Any test

Are tubes open?: The test to check if the tubes are open is called a hysterosalpingogram (hsg for short). It is a type of x-ray. A doctor puts a speculum in the vagina, inserts a catheter in the cervix, and then squirts dye in the uterus. Then they watch the dye leak out of the tubes by x-ray. It is very crampy! ...Read more

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How long after sex should you go get an STD check if you didn't use a condom? D

How long after sex should you go get an STD check if you didn't use a condom?
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Follow up with a doc: Unfortunately there are quite a variety of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and depending on various factors (both the germ and the patient), the incubation period(s) could vary. It's best to A) protect oneself at all times and B) get plugged into a doctor's care so you can get the advice and treatment u need. Looking at the 'numbers' of new STDs per year in the US is quite worrisome. Be safe! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections is also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more