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Hi, I'm a male and had an unprotected vaginal sex. I tested at 21 days(3 weeks), 42 days(6 weeks), and 60 days (8 weeks) all negative 4th generation HIV test. I've been having rash that come and goes in the morrnings or random times of the day (chest) and on my 9th week I have gotten swollen lymph nodes. All the nurses and drs tell me at 8th week its conclusive but I keep stressing with my symptoms
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. With the fourth generation HIV test, you can be reassured that you do not have HIV and there is no need to do any further HIV tests. You did not say if you also did any STI testing around chlamydia ( most common STI) gonorrhea or syphilis and if you have not already done these tests, then please do them to cover the possibility of exposure from over 8... Read Full Answer
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