Posted Tue May 02, 2006 01:32 PM
Does the health department still do this or is this something I should have my doctor check for?
I don't have any symptoms or anything, nor did she have any sypmtoms to lead me to believe she had anything. Just have a general concern.
I know you can carry a virus for years before it turns into a disease and sometimes it will never turn into a disease. So how long should you wait before being tested? Meaning how long does it take a virus to get into your bloodstream before a test will pick it up?
I have to take responsibilty for my own actions but my main concern is I wouldn't want to spread anything to say a wife if my previous girlfriend gave me something.
I would like to be tested so I know for sure I'm clean just to ease my mind. On the other hand if I knew I had something, I don't think I could live with myself knowing I could spread something to someone else.
It's one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't situations.
The only thing that makes me feel better is my X girlfriend was a germophobic. We used condoms to prevent pregnancy but did have oral sex and one time a lambskin condom.
I don't know her past sexual history other than what she has told me.
She claims about all of the guys she had been with were virgins like me. I don't think she has ever had intercoarse without a condom after her son was born 12 years ago because she didn't want to get pregant again. And his father was a virgin at the time.
So I don't know about all of this.
Here's an interesting site:
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Posted Tue May 02, 2006 11:06 PM
Something about 80% of women and I suppose men as well will end of catching something by the age of 50. And the vast majority of people don't even know they have something. So chances are if I did catch something, my next partner may have something different!
There's this women who works at a local gas station. One time I thought about asking her out until one day I noticed she had this sore on her lip. The next time I stopped in I noticed she had another sore in a different spot. So I decided it wasn't a good idea to ask her out.
Like I said my X girlfriend was germophobic and kept going on about how many people at her college looked like they had an STD. I know this isn't any indication but somehow eases my mind for the meantime.
Based on everyone's recommendation I will get tested in a few months. I was with my girlfriend for three months so I suppose in three months I'll look into it. I'll call the health department and see what they say.
Posted Wed May 03, 2006 06:28 PM
HAHAHA I'm sorry the part about how people "looked" like they have std's is hilarious... Your face can change color with simple nausia, you don't have to have std's...Not saying anything about you but she's funny...