After possible exposure, how soon should I test for STDs?

STD When To Test After Exposure When To Get Retested
Chlamydia 1-5 Days Test again 2 weeks after treatment to verify you are clear of all signs of Chlamydia
HIV 1-3 Months Retesting not necessary as the virus will remain for life. If you test positive, seek treatment immediately.
Gonorrhea 2-6 Days Get tested again 2 weeks after treatment to make sure you’re clear of the Gonorrhea bacteria
Syphilis 3-6 Weeks Test again 3 months after you are cleared of the bacteria to ensure all traces are gone.
Oral Herpes* 4-6 Weeks Retest regularly if you engage in unprotected oral sex
Genital Herpes 4-6 Weeks Test again after 3 months to confirm initial results, even if the initial test showed as negative
Hepatitis A* 2-7 Weeks Virus will remain for life, so retesting is unnecessary
Hepatitis B* 3-6 Weeks Virus will remain for life, so retesting is unnecessary
Hepatitis C 8-9 Weeks Test again 3 months after testing positive to verify initial results

*These STDs are not included in the EverlyWell test menu at this current time. The information is provided for reference purposes.

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