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Unread postby RabbitRabbit » 7 January 2019, 16:33

Hey everyone. I'm new here and am happy I found this board. Seems like a great place and I hope to get involved here a lot.

My question is about total sexual health screenings. I have a new partner and we both want to get a total screening together. Our interest in this is so we dont have to feel like we need to use protection at all. Niether of us has ever experienced unprotected sex and so would love to be able to share that with each other and feel safe.

My question I guess is if we go have this done and it comes out totally clean on all counts for both of us, are we ready for unprotected action. Or do we need to do this multiple times and get clean results before moving ahead with the fun. Neither of us believe we have anything but we also know that many STDs dont always show themselves.

I hope ive explained it all clearly. Thanks for your input. :D
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Re: Total Health Check question

Unread postby Brenden » 7 January 2019, 16:34

This would be a good question for the health worker who performs the examination. You can ask what the valid time period is for all the tests, and work back how long ago either of you last had sex with anyone else.
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Re: Total Health Check question

Unread postby PopTart » 7 January 2019, 16:45

Hiv can have a 3 month "hibernation" period, or more accurately, can remain undetectable, for a period of upto 3 months from first infection. So you might want to consider a second round of tests after the first round.

Syphillis also has a long incubation period, but it also has more drastic symptoms! But as with HIV, syphillis can go undetected for upto three months after infection.

Various Hepatitis infections can take from 2 to 7 weeks to incubate.

So generally speaking, if you want to be 100% sure (is there such a thing?) get your first round of tests and then go for a second round 3 to 4 months later for that added peace of mind.

And ofcourse, only have unprotected sex with eachother.

I'd say it's still advisable to get tested once a year anyway, regardless of your monogamy or sexual practices, simply to stay uptodate with new developments and make what can be an awkward and unpleasant experience, more pedestrian.

Good luck and have fun!
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Re: Total Health Check question

Unread postby RabbitRabbit » 7 January 2019, 16:50

Thank you. That’s the info I was looking for.
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