Sexually Transmitted Diseases/AM I SAFE FROM STD??

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Hi, I received oral sex with a condom from a sex worker. We did not have anal or vaginal sex. Exactly after 2 weeks after my sexual encounter, I went for STDs test. The diagnosis for herpes, ghnorrea, etc were negative.

I was experiencing signs that I did have not seen before my sexual encounter as shown in the picture. I was having red spots on my quadriceps and arms. For now, the red spots on my arms appear and disappear after a few days. My gum feels queasy too.

I would like to ask why is this happening to me. Did I took the test before the incubation/window period has passed? Does that mean the results are inaccurate and I may be vulnerable to STD infection? Please advise. Thanks

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Barker,

Normally you wait 3-4 weeks after "risky" sexual activity to get tested. However, you used protection, so your risky assessment is pretty mild. Those are ingrown hairs on your legs and that has nothing to do with STI's whatsoever. I would invest a little trust into your test results as the test is around 95% accurate in your case :-)

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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