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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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How often should I get checked for stds?

How often should I get checked 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 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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I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

Blood and sex organ: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. 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 or county health department. ...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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Where can I get checked for STDs?

STD's: You can be checked by your personal doctor or at an STD clinic. ...Read more

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How to have safe sex? Easy ways to get STD checked?

How to have safe sex? Easy ways to get STD checked?

Safe partner, condom: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. 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 or county health department. ...Read more

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I am 16 and male, and I am curious to were i can go to get a free STD check in San Jose?

I am 16 and male, and I am curious to were i can go to get a free STD check in San Jose?

Call around for info: Planned Parenthood may be able to check for STDs. They are at San Jose Health Center, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, 408.287.7526. Also, if a teen is on his or her parents' insurance plan, visits for prevention or treatment of STD's, of pregnancy, and of drug/alcohol/psychological issues... are all supposed to be kept confidential from the parents. In real life, confidentially may not be 100%. ...Read more

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Can you go to the emergency room and get checked for any STD's? And will they give you your results while you're there instead of 7 days?

Can you go to the emergency room and get checked for any STD's? And will they give you your results while you're there instead of 7 days?

Depends: you can get checked in ER, but my suggestion is to go to ur primary care doc or an urgent care clinic. Regardless of where u go, it will take 2-3 days on average for a lab to process. There are certain lesions that are identifiable immediately for the physician, like Herpes, syphilis and even drainage from urethra which usually suggests gonorrhea and-or chlamydia. ...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