Im a 24 yr old male, received oral (well only for literally a few seconds before I stopped it, bit of a long story really) off a stranger a few weeks ago and thought Id go to a GUM clinic today just to get checked out as I'd been feeling a little paranoid about it.
I've not had anything in the way of symptoms but thought it would be best to know. I've never been tested for STIs before so wasnt too sure how it all worked.
The nurse took a swab, a urine test and a blood test and also gave me the first (of three) shot of a vaccinne for Hepatitis B if I remember correctly. Her and her colleague then looked at the samples under the microscope and she said that they couldnt see anything obviously wrong with them, but I'll get the proper results in a week or two.
I think she might have said something about going back for a HIV test in 3 months or something? This got me a little worried, but then again I think it said on the form when I got there that they routinely check for all STIs regardless of your circumstances
So Im just wondering, does it sound like I have much to worry about? I actually feel a little more anxious now than I did beforehand I think, but I imagine they're just being thorough and treat everybody like this?
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- Thread Starter
- 15-07-2014 18:10
- 16-07-2014 13:14
They will screen everybody for everything as standard procedure, so you've got nothing to worry about. It's all quite normal.
You should keep going for regular checkups regardless of whether or not you have symptoms (especially if you don't have a regular partner). It sounds like you're careful and already know this, but condoms are imperative!
But yeah, nothing to be anxious about here.
- Community Assistant
- 16-07-2014 22:09
Received oral from another a man? Hep B is a routine vaccination for men having sex with other men - Hep B is more easily transmitted than HIV is, and you don't want the problems it can cause.
You don't get HIV from receiving oral. You're very very very unlikely to get it from giving it too - at the worst, there's a tiny chance (one in many thousands) if someone with HIV comes in your mouth. A modern blood test produces reliable results a month after possible exposure, rather than three months, so if you want to test then, go for it.
Offering a spectrum of tests is utterly standard behaviour, especially if this is sex with other men.