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

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Dr. Yiyan Liu
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Yiyan Liu
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: Anytime

Some stds will be able to be discovered after infection, so an exam and testing atanytine is helpful.
Others like HIV and syphilis can take months to show up. However, if your behavior puts you at risk for stds, seek a physician consult now, not later...

In brief: Anytime

Some stds will be able to be discovered after infection, so an exam and testing atanytine is helpful.
Others like HIV and syphilis can take months to show up. However, if your behavior puts you at risk for stds, seek a physician consult now, not later...
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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