I am a man and about three months ago I received unprotected oral sex for about 30 seconds from a woman. I did not ejaculate. I was concerned about STDs so I went to the local STD clinic just before 5 weeks after my exposure. Tests for HIV, syphilis, gonn. and chylm. were negative. However, the clinic was unable to give me a report on the swab tests because the swab had expired.
Fast forward 6 weeks and i began to experience a slight burning sensation in my penis before and after I urinated. Since the unprotected exposure with the woman I didn't know, I have had protected and unprotected oral and vaginal sex with my girlfriend. I thought I had a urinary infection, so I went to my PCP. He did a visual exam and checked my prostate and diagnosed it as nonspecific uerthritis. He didn't do any tests and he prescribed me tetracycline 500 mg. 4 times a day. I took the pills as directed for the first four days and all stinging stopped and I then went back to see the doc because they were making me naseaus. He told me I could take them three times a day if that was the case.
Could I have had uerthritis from my initial exposure 3 months ago and the tests failed to pick it up?
Is it more likely I got NGU from normal bacteria from my girlfriend, or is it possibly just a urinary infection?
Is tetracycline still effective in three times a day doses?
After I finish the course of the tetrac, will I have anything else to worry about from my initial exposure?
Should I have another HIV test based on my exposure or is the test at just before 5 wks good enough?
The incubation time is too long; whatever was going on most recently, it wasn't acquired at the even 3 months ago. I can't say where you got your NGU; normal vaginal bacteria probably don't cause it, but normal oral bacteria may cause some cases. There is a lot of "overkill" in the standard tetracycline doses; 2-3 doses a day probably works as well as 4x/day. Your GF also needs treatment, as well as tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Don't worry about your oral exposure 3 months ago. You don't need another HIV test; oral exposure of the penis is almost zero risk.
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