Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Rash on my penis. Is it an STD?


Recently at a gay bar a man in the bathroom grabbed my penis for a few seconds. After leaving the bar I started to wonder where else his hands must've been since he was so quick to grab my penis. It's been about 4 days and I noticed a rash or irritation on my penis and now I'm worried I have an STD.


STI's aren't transmitted via touch, only direct sexual contact. Fluid transmission needs to occur from one of the following methods: blood, seminal fluids, vaginal secretions, and in the case of HIV exclusively: breast milk as well. These are transmitted through the body, but in the case of HPV (genital warts) skin to skin contact via the genital area occurs for viral transmission. With HSV or herpes, sometimes kissing can lead to transmission but people have more of a chance doing that during an active lesion transmission. Let me know if you have follow up.



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John Brice


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.


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

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

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

*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

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

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*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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