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  • Posted By: king kong
  • January 7, 2007
  • 09:08 PM

was involved had unsafe sex now am experiencing pain in penis went for all the stds came back neg please help.was on antibiotics for 4 weeks am going back to my gp what can be wrong am stressed at the moment is not hiv that is ruled out pcr neg help me .pain in groin was very stupid was in a realationship with this woman for a long time

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  • I am a Prevention ANd Education Case Manager for HIV and STD's. Be sure to ask the doctor for a syphliss test as it is usually not routine when checking for STD's. Also, it takes up to 90 days for HIV antibodies to show in your blood work. So if it has not been 90 days from the time you had unprotected sex I suggest you get another one done. Good LuckRemeber there is now medication for HIV and people are living full lives. So don't be afraid.Also, just keep this in mind. If there is no fluid change eg. semen, vaginal fluids, blood the risk is much lower.
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  • My goodness. Your symptoms would not be associated with HIV exposure of all things. While there is a very remote risk in cases of reckless encounters, it would not initially produce any symptoms. While there is some statistical data to support that persons with STDs have a higher risk of contracting HIV, there is nothing to support whether that's the case here regarding the sexual encounter described. Since your STD screen was negative, your symptoms are most likely due to nonspecific urethritis and it can cause the urethra to become quite enflamed, particularly when coming into contact with the slightly acidic properties of urine. It's also important to note that in instances where females use spermicidal birth control, it can be very caustic when entering the urethral canal during sex and upon coming into contact with semen. Prostatitis can also produce pain at the level of the penis and a urologist can perform tests to determine whether this is the case. In cases of nonspecific urethritis, Doxycycline for 10 to 14 days will usually bring about relief and a return to normal life. Make certain to drink clear fluids and stay clear of anything that can increase the acidity of your urine during treatment. Your symptoms should abate without incident. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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