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I had unprotected sex with a stranger and I’m worried. How long after sex can I get tested. I have no symptoms but it’s only been a week.
Hi, Thanks for your question. The time it takes between contact with an STI, and when you can get an accurate test is different for each infection. We call this the STI's "window period". Some STIs can show-up within a week, and others can take a few months. Generally for testing we recommend waiting until 3-4 weeks after sex. If you want to re-test after 3 months, that would give you your... Read Full Answer
I have had a sex before 6 week with prostitutes By using condoms even condom was not break However I was feeling anxious from that day And after 3rd day of worrying I am feeling some itching and small rash some times I feel hot and feveroush but have no fever at all . When I see any deviation specially rash n itch I feel Very depressed
Hi, Thanks for writing. I'm sorry to hear about the symptoms and anxiety that you're experiencing. It’s very normal to have anxiety about sex. Lots of people have complicated emotions after having new sexual partners, or new sexual experiences. Some people will think that they “deserve” to get something because of having sex, but it's not true. Sex is a complicated topic for many people around... Read Full Answer
is it safe to use a condom after treating STI within the seven days/week?
Hi, The short answer is no. To be on the safe side we recommend that you do not have sex until: one week after your 1-day treatment; or your 7-day treatment is complete, and your sex partner(s) have also been treated, even if their test results are negative. While condoms reduce the chance of passing chlamydia and gonorrhea, there is still a possibility of passing them even when a... Read Full Answer
Can you please confirm the 4th Generation window period is 12 weeks or 13 weeks or 90 days? Peel Health from Ontario says 12th week is conclusive. catie.ca do mention 4th generation is 99% accurate at 6 weeks, however, it doesn't seem like from the previous post from this forum (as I read from last post 6 weeks - 95% and 3 months 99%). My exposure was protected oral sex (receiver), again as per this site its no risk (even without protection for the receiver), however health nurse from Peel...
Hi, Thanks for writing. You are correct that receiving oral sex (without or without protection) is not a risk factor for HIV. If the protected oral sex was your only risk for HIV we would not recommend testing based on that risk. HIV is passed when blood and/or sexual fluids enter into a person's body (ie. inside the vagina, anus, or penis). For HIV to be passed to someone while receiving oral... Read Full Answer
I have hsv 1 and 2. Not sure if both are on the genitals since i have never had a cold sore and i never gotten a viral culture done on a sore. I had someone over for the night. I mention to him i didn't want to have sex but in the morning he tried really hard to turn me on. He wanted to masturbate me so i let him. I am human, he had turn me on even though i told him no a multiple times. I didn't think any harm would come out of it if he just touched me a little bit. He says he washed his hands...
Hi, Thanks for writing. The short answer is: No, you shouldn’t worry. From the encounter you describe it sounds unlikely you would have passed herpes to your partner. The longer answer is: Genital herpes is not generally transmitted to hands. Herpes prefers the tissues around the mouth and genitals, and we do not see herpes on transferred to people’s hands. If your partner touched their... Read Full Answer