Taking unprescribed to cure "syphilis" or other STDs
Mar 27, 2012
hi i am hiv positive guy from india recently i had receptive anal intercourse from a random guy. though he used condom, while i gave him oral, and also during sex, but i doubt if it malfunctioned. after a few days , i had severe painful lymp node swollening around my anal region and burning urination. though i checked again and again there wasnt any sore around my anal region but i had small reddish in my gum which disappered in couple of hours only. anyways. i dint see any doctor cz i was too scared to go, and it was weekend , so i took azithromycin 500 m for three days and all symptoms were gone. its almost one month, since then, i had no sore wotsoever, m healthy, no swollening, no itching, no painful urination. i am scared i might have contacted another std, syphilis,bacterial infection, and all, i am vaccinated for hep b, did my taking of azithormycin have cured wotsoever infection, i might have got. m scared?? shall i take another antibiotic
Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
First off, we recommend that all sexually active get tested on a regular basis for HIV/STDs.
Since you're HIV+, it's very important for you to have regular conversations with your doctors about your health. Having an STD can make it easier to give HIV. If you have a STD, it could also progress faster in your body if you have HIV.
Going to a doctor and getting full STD testing is the only way to make sure that you have no STDs. I couldn't tell you for certain if you're cured because we don't know what you had exactly in the first place.
Hope this helps!
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