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STI question

By Anonymous July 11, 2016 - 1:25am
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should a survivor of unreported sexual assult who over 20 years later has not had further sexual assault or sexual partners be tested for STIs. Negative HIV/Hep B and C for insurance/work reasons. Negative HPV routine screening. No symptoms.

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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question and for reaching out to EmpowHER. I'm very sorry to know you were so viciously attacked.

I would say that it's a good idea to be tested. Some people carry no symptoms at all but infections like gonorrhea and chlamydia that are untreated can cause serious repressions like infertility.

On occasions, some pap tests test for these common infections (according to some gynecologists I''ve spoken to) but most don't. Having the test will cause no harm and it's better to be safe than sorry.

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/reproductive-system/content/sexually-transmitted-infections-diseases-stis-stds


July 11, 2016 - 5:17am
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