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Tests to detect STD's post unprotected sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had unprotected sex yesterday , and I want to get tested for STDs, which all STD should I get tested for , only HIV or others as well.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
User :   hi Dr.
Doctor :   did you have it with an unknown partner
User :   my query is I had unprotected sex yesterday , and I want to get tested for STDs, what all STDs should I get tested for , only HIV or others as well.
User :   yes..unknown partner
Doctor :   did you have it with an unknown partner ???
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well there are many tests
Doctor :   but the main ofcourse is AIDS
User :   ok..
Doctor :   has rest all can be treated
Doctor :   as
Doctor :   but no cure for AIDS
User :   sure.. but lot of other STDs dont show initial symptoms..
Doctor :   yes so you would have to wait minimum 3 weeks
User :   so.. in that case will be advicable to get tested only for HIV..
User :   ok..
User :   so r u suggesting.. to wait for 3 weeks.. if no sumptoms..get tested for HIV...
Doctor :   yes
User :   or HIV right away i shud get tested for...
Doctor :   but HIV you need to wait 8 weeks
User : only after 8 weeks of exposure i shud get tested for HIV..
Doctor :   yes you should
User :   ok... so wat are the symptoms i shud look out for other STDs...
Doctor :   rashes in your genital area
User :   what kind of rashes...
Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   will these rashes appear immediately or in some time...
User :   i'm 27
Doctor :   in 2 weeks they will come
Doctor :   if you a=have got any STD
Doctor :   please do be careful next time
User :   ok not immediately....fine.. any other symptoms...
Doctor :   there are no immediate symptoms
User :   ok... though m pretty sure the person was not exposed to STD.. i want to be doubly sure...
Doctor :   its ok
User : there is no point in getting tested for any other STD till I see any evient symptom... right.
Doctor :   next time with a unknown partner its always wise to use a condom
User :   and after 8 weeks i shud get tested for HIV...
User :   sure..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you take care
Doctor :   yes get an HIV after 8 weeks
User :   fine thank u... one last thing... ive read syphlis can go undetected for years
Doctor :   no it is diasgnosed
User :   shud i get tested for syphillis or gonorrhoea..
Doctor :   you can but after 2 weeks
Doctor :   after 2 weeks go and get the tests done
User :   ok thanks..
Doctor :   right now
Doctor :   its ok
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