[Question #4177] General STD info

30 months ago
No new exposure here, but I pray you'll read this without deleting, even though I know when you see it's me again, you might.  If so, then I've contributed to a worthwhile organization.  Exposure mut. masturb. with another male with vigorous body rubbing, body kissing, and his kissing/sucking my nipples. Exposure to pre-ejaculate.  No risk according to what you've told me many times for any STD, and I have come to accept that.  However, my concern regards gonorrhea and chlaymidia.  I know you've said there's no risk for these either, but I was reading info on both on STD Check site, and the mention of DGI from Gon. has me worried.  I'd never heard of this, and now I'm convinced that with the symptoms I have, this is a real possibility.  The last exposure was 10 weeks ago, and before that, there were two about 3 months ago.  I confess that to alleviate anxiety, I tested for HIV and Syphillis this week.  Both neg. at the 10 week mark, so I'm honestly going to quit worrying about those.  I don't mind testing for gon, and chlam. either, but after some research, I'm wondering if it's necessary.   I've read that both of these "go away" in a matter of weeks for men, as does DGI, so what would the test even prove?  I don't know if I'm asking this "right" - in other words, would it have gone away by now if I even had it and would testing be of any value?  Again, I'm asking you to answer, even though I know I have no "right" to ask you yet again.  This is, however, something I was unaware of.  I'm not concerned about myself so much, but I am concerned for my wife.  I figure I deserve whatever I get, as far as that goes.  My thought is that it's all a moot point, but I really am confused regarding gon, and chlam. and how they "work" so I'd greatly appreciate your help.  I can't thank you both enough for what you do.  I know I speak for everyone one this forum/site that it's a wonderful, selfless thing you do.  Giving your help and your time is appreciated more than I can say.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
30 months ago
Sorry, but no matter how you try to spin it, this is not only for "general STD information", but another anxiety driven question about the basics of sexual safety (your eighth). Your concern about DGI is new, but obviously, if you were not at risk for gonorrhea, it is not possible you have DGI; and you have never described any symptoms that could possibly be due to DGI.

HHH, MD
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