Sexually Transmitted Diseases/please help- concerned about risk

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Hi. I am really confused. About 30 hours ago, after drinking heavily,  I made a terrible mistake and engaged in sexual activity with a girl who later told me she had herpes. I only kissed and played with her with my fingers. Am I at risk?

I then compounded my stupidity by sleeping with a prostitute ( fully protected) although I did provide unprotected oral sex for a couple of minutes.

I now feel run down with a very dry mouth and recently passed black stool- is this a symptom?
How quickly can I get tested?

Would really appreciate your advice

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Steve,

Those are not symptoms of herpes or any other STI. If anything you're just fighting a fungal infection from contact with genitalia which can go away on its own, but if you feel the symptoms of Strep coming on then by all means see your primary care provider. The fact that you used protection was a good thing. The risk of contracting an STI from oral is very low. If you want to get tested you can do so anywhere from 3-4 after "exposure." Hope this helps.

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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