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What type of test should I seek out.

Hello,

I will try to keep this brief and rant free.  I had an unprotected oral sex encounter a few days ago with a SW, that was foolish, to say the least. It was an impulsive result of a year of long hours, and no girlfriend, but I digress.  While I have not manifested symptoms yet, and I know that I may not, I intend to get tested once 3-4 months pass (assuming I don't develop lesions by that time).  

So, I am wondering what type of blood test should one seek out if they don't have visible symptoms, but have a strong suspicion of infection?  I was tested about 2 years ago for everything (after I turned 30; I'd never been tested, and thought that it was a good idea).  I had this done at a Planned Parenthood, and I believe that they used an IgG (I think), but it was negative for HSV-1 & 2 (along with all the other STDs I was tested for). I would prefer to find out results as soon as possible, the waiting is awful, so is there a specific test that I can get in a shorter time frame that is accurate? I guess I'm looking for a breakdown of test types, relative time frames, and effectiveness.  

Any info would be appreciated!
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If you only got oral from her, the risks are pretty small you caught anything. If you are worried about HSV, you would have to wait a few months and get another IGG test unless you show visible symptoms then you would need to get it swabbed and they can tell you what it is. I am sure you are fine...
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You can go for the HIV combo test which looks for the antibodies and dna in the virus itself at 2-3 weeks.  since it was unprotected oral sex, that carries a low risk for HIV transmission.  At the time stated above you shuld go ahead and grt you a full STD panel check since the last one you had was 2 years ago.  Best of luck to you.
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