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How Long Should You Wait To Get Tested For Chlamydia

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How long to wait?

If I am concerned I may have come in contact with and STI or STD, how long should I wait to get tested? Do STI'S and STD's immediatley show up in tests (blood or uran)? Thanks-again....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Sexually transmitted infections are complicated, and the fact that they are all grouped into one category, STIs or STDs, can be deceiving. Each infection is caused by a different microorganism, some that are similar and some that are quite distinct.... Read more »

partner just tested positive - how long should i wait to be tested?

I tested negative last May. My partner just tested positive and will have his confirmation/first... Read more »

When should I retest for chlamydia after treatment?

After taking the single dose, in how long would the chlamydia be completely gone from my body? I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

According to a new study from Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia

What Is Chlamydia? How Common Is Chlamydia? How Do People Get Chlamydia? What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia? What Complications Can Result From Untreated Chlamydia? How Does Chlamydia Affect a Pregnant Woman and Her Baby? How Is... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Preventing and Controlling Chlamydia -- the Silent STI -- in People With HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Chlamydia Risk Factors in People With and Without HIV How Chlamydia Sets Up Infection and Spreads Chlamydia Raises Risk of HIV Infection and Progression Screening and Testing for Chlamydia: Urine Is Not Enough ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV/AIDS Hospitalization Rates Drop; New Findings Also Show Infected Latinos Wait Too Long to Seek Treatment

A state report released to coincide with World AIDS Day demonstrates through data the improvements in HIV/AIDS medical care. Though the number of people living with HIV/AIDS increased from 1988 to 2008, fewer patients were hospitalized with... Read more »
Connect With Others

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

Did I wait too long to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was hoping someone could answer my question. I recently found out that my first girlfreind who told me she was a virgin actually cheated on me early in our relationship by having unprotected sex with another guy. We began dating 5 1/2 years ago... Read more »

Waiting too long!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went and got tested and my result was meant to be back in 2 weeks. That was 2 days ago and when I went back for my results they told me they still had not come in--As if 2 weeks has not been hard enough!!! And now I am freaking out more--is it... Read more »

How long do I have to wait?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone out there know how long it takes to get back lab results? I took a blood test, including hiv test, with a private doctor more than 2 weeks ago (18 days to be exact)and I still have not received any word. The doctor said he would call if... Read more »