Sex and Relations

I had unprotected sex, should I go and get tested now or is it too soon?

Published 1/10/2010 | Updated 1/10/2010

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I had unprotected sex a week ago and want to get tested so I know that I haven’t caught any disease. How many days would you recommend that I wait before getting tested?

The usual recommendation is to wait a week before taking a test. It takes a certain amount of time for any bacteria to develop enough to show up in a test. In the case of an HIV test, you have to wait 12 weeks for the test to be reliable.


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