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I am starting to feel dizzy, light headed and nauseous, I had a really bad itch on the tip of my penis after my workout but went away the next day could this be signs of herpes or syphilis?
Hi The symptoms you describe are not commonly associated with herpes or syphilis. In fact, most people who get herpes or syphilis do not develop any symptoms. If you did have signs of herpes the most common symptom would be painful sores; the most symptoms of syphilis are a painless sore and a rash on the trunk, palms and soles of the feet. Given your concern about STIs it is... Read Full Answer
What are the chances of you getting a fungal or skin oriented infection on the foreskin/penis glas through dirty towels or linen from sensual massages (half service)?
HI there It is hard to know what the chances of getting an infection this way are. If towels and linens are not being washed properly between clients, it is possible for fungi and/or bacteria to be passed from one person to the next. Ideally all towels, sheets etc that come into contact with one person will be washed before they are used again. Please leave a comment to let us know if... Read Full Answer
I'm having a hard time reconciling the fact that I have herpes and genital warts (not the cervical-cancer causing type) with my desire to meet someone and fall in love. The guilt of having sex without telling partners about my STIs is becoming unbearable. I realize I should just keep trying until I find someone who is OK with my STIs, but what are the odds of that happening? Are there drugs yet that can prevent me from passing infections? Can I talk with someone about this on the phone...
Hi It sounds like you are going through a hard time at the moment. It may help to know that there are many people in your situation who are able to have a fulfilling sex and love life. There is a lot of social stigma around sexually transmitted infections (STI) like genital herpes and warts. It often leads to negative experiences or rejection, even though the stigma does not make much sense.... Read Full Answer
I had a condom break with a street worker. There was rug burn like pain so we stopped and she finished me with a blow job. Then we realized the condom broke because my ejaculate leaked out near the tip. I also had a few scrapes on penis tip. After the condom broke I asked for her phone number and contacted her a few days later and asked about STDs. She said she is STD free. I offered her money to get a rapid HIV test. She went and got a rapid HIV test 2 weeks after the exposure and it came...
Hi It is a good idea to get tested after a condom breaks and there is unprotected sex. It does take time for antibodies to show up in the blood and be found with HIV testing. This is called the window period. With the HIV rapid test, the virus is usually found in the blood within 3-6 weeks, but it can take up to 3 months. Your sexual partner had a rapid test at 2... Read Full Answer
Is the geodesic meditech home HIV rapid test good? I' m thinking of ordering and trying it. There website is www.hiv-test-yourself.com also what are your thoughts on the orasure test I heard it has a lot of false negatives. Is the geodesic meditech the same rapid test used by vancouver clinics?
Hi In Canada, the INSTI Rapid HIV test is the only test licensed for use in healthcare settings and is the only one used in Vancouver clinics. I don't know how reliable the orasure or geodesic meditech tests are, or if they were studied when Health Canada approved the INSTI test. Check out our clinic finder if you want to get tested in a clinic and need help finding one... Read Full Answer