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Henson8675309

So I had unprotected sex 28 days ago, got std screening (for chlamydia gonorrhea hiv and syphillis) 7 days later with only symptoms of itchiness. Chlamydia came back positive 7days after testing so took my medicine14 days ago and have not been back yet to make sure it has cleared. Pretty much everyday I have been checking my vagina using a flashlight and a mirror to see if there's anything unusual but the problem is I've never looked at my vagina before this so I don't know what it would normally look like. All I know is I'm having itchyness in specific areas and maybe somewhat of a burn with that itchyness? I haven't had headaches or fever or body aches. I was beginning to have pelvic and abdomen pain but then my period came so I figure it was due to that. When I inspect I feel like I can see red dots, but idk if I'm just looking too hard and noticing things bc of the worry I have. I talked to my sex partner and he claims to have never had any scared or bumps or anything on him.  Can u have tiny microscopic lesions as herpes? Or would they be highly noticeable ?

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WilsoInAus

Highly noticeable for sure, or at the very least much more so than microscopic.

I would also suggest that there’s a big chance that you’ve had chlamydia since before the episode you describe. Chlamydia does not cause itching as a general rule.

Note that you tested too early for all STDs in relation to this episode. Given the presence of chlamydia, full testing is not a bad idea. Wait until week 12 and do a full ‘panel’.

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Henson8675309
2 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

Highly noticeable for sure, or at the very least much more so than microscopic.

I would also suggest that there’s a big chance that you’ve had chlamydia since before the episode you describe. Chlamydia does not cause itching as a general rule.

Note that you tested too early for all STDs in relation to this episode. Given the presence of chlamydia, full testing is not a bad idea. Wait until week 12 and do a full ‘panel’.

I am getting retested at the end of this month to be sure I'm clear of the other stds. I guess what I'm explaining Ian more of a rash, is it possible that this rash is a minor case of herpes? Either way I'm getting tested and trying to push my appointment up but that's won't be for at least another week. Just need to put my mind more at ease or more aware or prepared untile then.

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WilsoInAus

@Henson8675309 I feel that what you describe is unlikely to be herpes. That said, testing never hurts. 

In terms of testing windows, you need 2 weeks post episode to test for Gon and Trich. The remainder is best done at 12 weeks including HIV, Hep A/B/C, syphilis and HSV 1 & 2.

If you think there is a sufficient surface event, angry rash or small sores, then a swab is very useful but needs to be done right away.

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hippiemiss

Yes I agree, I don’t think this sounds like herpes. It is much more noticeable 

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cowpoke02

sounds like paranoia  . haha.  but these stories help me to settle down marry good woman ...   you will nw when you got herpies .  it will ba a mother fucker and death may seem like best option, shit can swell up . first is usually pain full if it gets in not just o the surface ..  you wont be asking in most cases you get volcano and severe burning . . lol.    

  just feel lucky for sure and get aids test like 6 months from now ...  or 2 . what evert is these days ..    

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