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(NSFW) How long after this activity should you get tested for STDs?

Asked by jabag11 (670 points ) February 18th, 2012

So my friend had oral sex from a prostitute with a condom on – and took a serious shower afterwards and put on a lot of anti-bacteria by the way, so how long does he wait to take tests to see if he caught anything (and by anything I mean all the above – tests for everything – herpes, HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, just everything) because I heard some STDs can’t be recognized until 4 months after the person was infected from the sexual encounter!

And also what tests are they? As in, can it all be found with one test? Like a blood sample maybe.

This is so serious, please help me I appreciate it so much

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syz's avatar

Why is he concerned if he had a condom on? If there was no direct contact, then there is no need for concern.

(And by the way, if it was so nasty as to require a condom, a shower, and antibacterial ointment, why the hell is he doing this? Just whack off and be done with it. Jeez.)

KoleraHeliko's avatar

Get tested at 1 and 3 months. After that, barring any symptoms, you’re pretty much in the clear.

janbb's avatar

If this friend is so concerned about STDs (from your other question as well) wouldn’t he be better off not using a prostitute?

gailcalled's avatar

This sounds like the antithesis of fun. Why did he choose this activity (and for his birthday, no less)?

Lightlyseared's avatar

So… if you suspect you have been exposed to HIV or Hep B/C you should not wait months to get tested for STD’s you should see a sexual health doctor now and see if you need post exposure prophylaxis (PEP). PEP for HIV reduces the risk of transmission by about 90% but is most effective if started within 72 hours of exposure. Bear in mind that this type of treatment is both expensive and unpleasant so its not to be taken lightly and is not a substitute for not taking care where you stick your dick.

XOIIO's avatar

Sounds to me like this person shouldn’t even be having sex until he gets more of an education about it, he really doesn’t seem to get the basic principles of an STD

jabag11's avatar

@Lightlyseared I did research on it and it says that PEP doesn’t apply to the action that he did…LOOK>>>>>>

What is a high-risk exposure?
PEP is only recommended for high risk exposures to HIV that have occurred within the past 72 hours. A high risk exposure would include:
• Unprotected vaginal or anal sex with known (or likely) HIV positive partner.
• Injection drug use needle exposure
• Needlestick or other puncture/cut from a sharp
• Sexual assault survivor
• Non-intact skin (open cut or wound) or mucus membrane (eyes, nose, mouth, etc) contact with blood

wundayatta's avatar

See a doc right away. Get the tests the doc recommends both then and later on.

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