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Should i get tested for stds? Am concerned about std. Last sexual encounter with a person was about 8 months ago and now am having burning in vaginal area and sore throat. Have not been tested, but thinking of doing so. I understand there is no cure fo

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Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: There

There are many different types of stds, some are viral such as hpv, hiv, herpes simplex, hepatitis b and occasionally c, while others are bacterial infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichonomas, syphilis, etc.
It is important to get tested if you have had unprotected sex. If you test is negative the you are reassured. If anything comes back positive, your doctor will work with you to formulate a management plan and help you and your significant others stay healthy. There are medications for herpes simlplex, hiv. There is a vaccine for hpv that helps to protect against cervical cancer.

In brief: There

There are many different types of stds, some are viral such as hpv, hiv, herpes simplex, hepatitis b and occasionally c, while others are bacterial infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichonomas, syphilis, etc.
It is important to get tested if you have had unprotected sex. If you test is negative the you are reassured. If anything comes back positive, your doctor will work with you to formulate a management plan and help you and your significant others stay healthy. There are medications for herpes simlplex, hiv. There is a vaccine for hpv that helps to protect against cervical cancer.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hello.

Hello. There are cures for many sexually transmitted diseases.
Some std's can be silent for a long time but can be doing damage. By all means, it would be a good idea to get tested.

In brief: Hello.

Hello. There are cures for many sexually transmitted diseases.
Some std's can be silent for a long time but can be doing damage. By all means, it would be a good idea to get tested.
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