I had protected sex but unprotected oral sex with a Casual Sex Worker. About a week later I had penile discharge (with mild burning sensation and urgency to urinate) and external genital warts. On the 9th day of "suspected" post exposure I went to the doctor, was treated for the discharge and blood sample taken for HIV and VDRL. The discharge stopped completely after 3 days.
The HIV 1 and 2 for P24 and Antibody was Negative. VDRL Non-Reactive.
I repeated the HIV test after 5 weeks and 4 days, and the test done with HIV 1 and 2 Ab/Ag Combo ELISA method and the result was fortunately Negative.
I have read in your forum about the accuracy of the 4th Generation tests with the window period being 28 days. What would be your opinion in my case? I do not have any symptoms other than nightmares and worries. And currently being treatedwith liquidified nitrogen for my EGW. And I did not have any scar,sore or any form of bleeding at the time of contact. Your kind assistance is highly appreciated.
Your second HIV test was conclusive at that period of time, therefore no need to keep worrying about HIV. The diagnosis of your problem, apart from the genital warts, was either Gonorrhoea or Chlamydia, which was originally treated with antibiotics, and that is probably all. Only one comment: the syphilis test (VDRL) done at nine days would not be conclusive, I am afraid, as it would have been too early.
Can syphilis be transmitted by oral sex ( through Saliva) ?Absolutely yes, if the person who sucked you is syphilis positive - although if the sucker was a female then syphilis would be most unlikely Is having syphilis indicate HIV present?No, not at all
In my case, the "sucker" was female. But then what is the difference between a male and female if assuming both could have been infected with syphilis? Syphilis infection rates in the UK have increased massively in the last 8 years or so - by a vast amount - but almost entirely restricted to the gay/bisexual male population. Syphilis in young heterosexuals is exceptionally rare still. Since you are seemingly heterosexual I think you can avoid a test but maybe include it in your next set of screens whnever that is due.