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It is great that you used condoms as they will reduce the chances of an STI being passed to you, but it is still possible that some STI like HPV, herpes and syphilis can be passed if they came in contact with some skin that was not covered by the condom.
With what you have written the only way you could have reduced your chances more is by having sex a different way. For example instead of having protected oral and vaginal sex you could receive a hand job.
It really depends on what level of risk you are comfortable with. We would say you are practicing safer sex by using condoms for vaginal and oral sex.
Have a look at our “Know your chances” web page, it provides information on your chances of getting or passing an STI depending on how you are having sex.
Testing after 2 weeks would pick up most cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia. It can take a bit longer for STI tested from the blood to show up e.g. syphilis, HIV etc… these usually would show up in a test by 6 weeks but can take up to 3 months for a final result. You could go for the test at 2 weeks and then do a follow up test at a later date to cover the window period.
It is normal for people to be worried when they develop flu like symptoms after they have a sexual encounter they are concerned about. Many people will think the worse. I usually remind people that flu like symptoms are common and can be caused by many different conditions like the common cold. Just treat it as a reminder you are concerned about what happened and it would be good to go for a test.
It sounds like you are also comfortable with what type of sex is ok for you. Everyone has a different level of risk tolerance and it can take a few experiences to work out what is ok for you. Like you said being worried after having sex can really take away from the enjoyment of sex.
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This answer was posted on February 27, 2014