STD testing help
Apr 17, 2012
About two years ago I performed oral sex on another man without ejaculation. I was tested a month later for HIV, syphilis (via blood), gonorrhea, and chlamydia (via urine). Over the past year I've had recurring what I assumed were UTIs. Frequent urination, lower back pain, and dribbling. My question is if it is possible that I had one of the bacteria STDs that didn't show up and could now be having symptoms?
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
There are multiple ways that one can get a urinary symptoms (including a urinary tract infection, but an enlarged prostate gland could also explain your symptoms). So to me, it's mostly irrelevant about your sexual encounter 2 years ago, and entirely relevant that you're symptomatic now.
I'd suggest seeing your health care provider for an evaluation.
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