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Recently i used a public toilet in international airport in Europe. I was sitting down when suddenly automatic flushing flushed the water and the tip of my penis dipped in toilet water. I am very concerned that i caught an STI that way. I am concerned because it was international airport where a lot of people use it. Thank you so much, me and my girlfriend are worried that i got something.
Hi, thanks for your question. We do not see people getting STI's from toilets, by sitting on them or through contact with the water in the toilet bowl. STI's are sexually transmitted infections usually through genital skin contact with wet warm sexual fluids. Of course there are other bacteria that can be transmitted through contact with any toilet surface that many people have used. (... Read Full Answer
My partner knew she has gonerrhea and without telling me passed on to me. What can I do I’m sure she’s given to other men before we left bc we in Ontario now
Hi, and thanks for writing in with your question The most important thing is for you to make sure you get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to ensure that you take the treatment as a contact to a gonorrhea infection. It’s important to wait for 7 days after you take the treatment before having sex with anyone to ensure the infection is completely gone. If you are still... Read Full Answer
I took Cipro and was tested for STI about week later. Can taking antibiotics affect the outcome of the test
Hi, and thanks for writing in with your question We recommend waiting for 4 weeks after taking antibiotics before doing any testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The reason for this is that sometimes we treat non-STI infections with the same antibiotics that can treat STIs. Once antibiotics kill an infection it can take the body 3-4 weeks to actually get rid of the dead... Read Full Answer
Does condom work? Have you seen any case of HIV with an intact condom?
Hi, and thanks for your question Condoms, when used properly, are a very effective barrier against HIV transmission. They are also excellent at preventing other sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis as well as preventing pregnancy. For maximum efficacy it’s important that condoms be used correctly. A new condom should be used every time you have... Read Full Answer
I am going throuh the toughest time of my life due to an unfortunate risky potential exposure I had. I would greatly appreciate if a hiv treatment expert answers this question. 6 days after the incident I had fever, lymph nodes, sore throat and wet cough. All except cough went away in 3-4 days. I saw a doctor for cough - it went away in another 5-6 days after I had ascoril syrup and monocef 200 tab. On 20th day i experienced a dull burning feeling on left side of my groin (maybe slightly above...
Hi, and thanks for writing in with your question The window period (time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test) for HIV is 3 months. If you have had a negative HIV antibody test 3 months or more after the encounter, this means that you do not have HIV. Unfortunately it is not possible to determine what is... Read Full Answer