After getting worried about a suspicious sexual activity in January.
( I have posted a question here : http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV---Prevention/Breast-Milk---cut-on-tongue---HIV/show/2089841#post_9905816
I got a HIV DUO test at 7 weeks and a complete STD test done at 3 months after the exposure, everything came back negative.
My concern is, I took 'bactrim' for 10 days, I stopped it about 5-7 days prior to taking the Complete STD Test.
While I understand that bactrim/anti-biotics donot have any effect on HIV Test, I am not quite sure about Syphilis test.
My concern is especially for syphilis because recently I developed spots/rashes on my penis head. I went to my doctor and he tested me for
herpes ( culture test & blood test (igg/igm) all came back negative).
These are some pictures of the spots/rash:
Rash is healed now:
May 1: http://i60.tinypic.com/2n87fwz.jpg
May 2: http://i59.tinypic.com/rbeh5s.jpg
(a swab is taken when it looked like this, herpes culture came back negative)
May 10 : http://oi57.tinypic.com/n5fqsy.jpg (Rash seemed to heal)
May 17 : http://oi62.tinypic.com/qzki8y.jpg
( 2 New spots appear at different locations, one to the top left, another at bottom right
a swab is taken when it looked like this, herpes culture/Blood test came back negative).
My fears are not specific to this one exposure as i didnot get tested for STDs in past 3 years.
Also,I didnot have sex after Jan 10,2014. so, nothing new caused the rash/spots.
My questions are:
A. Does Bactrim have any effect on Syphilis Test?
B. Does the rash/spots in the pictures look like Syphilis rash?
C. Can I take comfort in my negative herpes culture & Blood tests?