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Giving Oral STD risks?


I have basically searched the entire internet. Everything is confusing. My risk has been giving 2 different men oral sex at same time. I tasted precum but they did not ejaculate in my mouth. I have tested negative before this last year and had nothing else since besides tongue kissing and the oral.  

I wear braces so I sometimes have small sores in my mouth- this is why I am concerned. I did have a sore in my mouth during the encounters. Both men I gave oral to were in high risk groups. I have never done drugs, never had anal or vaginal sex.

I keep having symptoms, after 5 weeks since giving oral, I had a fever for a few days, and diarrhea for a month, I also felt like I had swollen lymph nodes in arm pit and clavicle (nothing in neck). But I was travelling to foreign country during the symptoms, so maybe a coincidence? I had no symptoms since then, but now 4 months later I had diarrhea again and cramps.

Could I have been exposed to anything? HIV forum says no for HIV, how about anything like an STD? Also I had a 4th generation his test 10 days after the encounter, it was negative. I don’t want to test for hiv again if I don’t have to, it is very expensive to test here. Thanks!
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What puts your partners into a "high risk" group?

In any case, performing oral on a penis (or penises) does put you at risk for a couple of things, but none that would give you the symptoms you have.

Giving oral sex to someone with a penis puts you at risk for oral gonorrhea and syphilis.

Oral gonorrhea doesn't often have symptoms, but the most common is a sore throat. You can test for that with a throat culture about 5 days after exposure.

Your partner would have had to have a sore on their penis to transmit it. You wouldn't see symptoms of this for 10-90 days, but the average is 21 days, and you'd get a sore called a chancre. Since you gave oral, you'd get the sore in your mouth. You can test for this at 6 weeks. If you get symptoms, but test negative at 6 weeks, test again at 90 days, and get to the doctor as soon as you see symptoms.

Syphilis isn't common in a lot of places. I don't know where you traveled, and don't need to know, but it's not nearly as common as chlamydia, for example.

Perhaps while traveling, you picked up something - norovirus, a parasite, any number of stomach viruses - the list is long and varied. Maybe the foods you were eating didn't agree with you. Since you're home (it sounds like) and you're having the symptoms again, you should see your doctor. Maybe you have a food sensitivity, or have issues digesting certain kinds of foods, like those high in fiber, etc.

HIV is not a risk, so you don't need to test again. I don't know where you live, but most places in the US, Canada, the UK, etc., have organizations that offer low cost or free HIV testing should that ever be a need for you in the future. Google "free HIV testing and your location" to find it. You don't need it now, though - just wanted to let you know.

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Thank you so much! By high risk, I assume it’s high risk since both of them admitted to injecting drugs. I will get tested for Gonorrhoea, although I don’t think they had sores on their penis. Good to hear about not being at risk for HIV, it was my bigger fear. Thanks once again.
Ohhh yeah, that makes them high risk for things like HIV and hepatitis C. The good news for you is that neither of those are transmitted by oral sex.

Hep C is almost never transmitted sexually, and when it is, it's by unprotected anal sex usually.

Syphilis is the one transmitted by sores. They can have gonorrhea without any symptoms. Ask for an oral gonorrhea test. You aren't at risk for it vaginally if you didn't have vaginal sex with them.

You're welcome. :)
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