How Long Does It Take To Find Out If You Have An Std

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When to test for STD's (Please answer very worried)

Hey Dr. Bob, I had a few questions, hope you can answer them.1) How long should I have waited to test for STD's. I tested at 56 days and all the STD's came back negative. Was that enough time?2) Can you get HCV from cunninglus if there was no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello J,1. 56 days is long enough for STD screening, except for HIV, which requires a full three months.2. No.3. A negative HIV-antibody test at 80 days is extremely encouraging. Read more »

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