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When to test?

Protected sex, unprotected blowjob with a sex worker. How soon can I test or should I wait?
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Did you give or receive oral?

Assuming you received, the risks are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and genital herpes type 1 (if you don't already have oral herpes type 1).

You can test for gonorrhea and chlamydia at 5 days.

You can test for syphilis at 6 weeks. Syphilis is uncommon in most developed countries - the US, UK, Canada, etc.

You can do a type specific IgG blood test for herpes now, and another one at 12 weeks, but please note there are false positives on the hsv2 IgG test. If you don't get symptoms, it's okay to skip this test.

From the protected sex, you are at risk for syphilis, herpes type 2 (hsv2), and HPV.

There is no test for men and HPV. The time that you might get symptoms, if you do, is about a month to several months.
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