I had an encounter in early November that I am concerned about. I had protected oral/penetrative sex with a sex worker during which I fingered her and then a hand job that lasted about 10 minutes and I finally masturbated myself; I think she had been touching herself as well so one way or another, her hand job or my masturbation would have brought her vaginal fluids into contact with my penis.
I had an std checkup a month later which gave negative results for HIV, syphilis, gonorrea & chlamydia. I was happy with these results but then since the beginning of January I have been pretty much constantly nauseous, fatigued, coughing, low appetite and last weekend struggled to keep food down and vomited on Friday night and Saturday night. I can keep myself from this now by eating more simple foods like soup and toast but still often feel sick to my stomach. I am concerned about the possibility of contracting Hepatitis B and have some questions:
1. How infectious would someone be if they had recently contracted Hepatitis B and after what time period post-exposure? I am concerned about my partner's health.
2. What is the level of risk of a hand job with fluid exposure ?
3. If someone had acute hepatitis, are there any suggestions as to how to reduce its effects (food, coffee, exercise, etc.)?
4. I am surprised that the STD clinic didn't offer tests for Hepatitis B as part of its general screening. I am in the UK so it was an NHS GUM clinic. I know there are other vectors of transmission but is it normal for it to be treated separately in this way?
I am thinking of getting tested next week and still hoping that it is flu/anxiety-related (it just seems odd to be going on for such a long time) but would appreciate any advice.
Hi, hepatitis B can spread through sexual encounters, if there has been mixing of blood or body fluids. symptoms of hepatitis B would be jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever. The incubation period (the time between initial contact with the virus and onset of the disease) for hepatitis B ranges from 45 to 180 days. You can get yourself tested to know the exact status. Also, there is vaccination for hepatitis B, please have yourself vaccinated. Regards.
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