By nosymptoms - 10/02/2012 00:09 - United States
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You can always hope he doesnt have any. If he does, better hope its not herpes.
Sorry, 56, but condoms really aren't that effective with a majority of STD's. The only real, guaranteed way to avoid contraction is to not sleep with someone who's infected. In her case, she'll just have to hope. Even if the boyfriend tests negative, some STD's take years to show up. Good luck, OP.
70- All STDs will show up eventually. Things like AIDS or HIV or even Herpes can take anywhere from 6 months to 30 years to show up on a test. Non-terminal diseases take anywhere from a month to 3 years to show up on a test. But everybody is different. Test results vary. But no, not everything shows up on a test instantly. Like I said, it can span out to a matter of 30 years. People just need to be careful..
61- I think you may need to do more research before giving out info. Condoms are not perfect protection from herpes, and do nothing for crabs, but long as you use them correctly they DO protect against HIV, syphilis, etc. They also greatly lessen your chance of contracting herpes. That said, it sounds like op didn't use a condom so yeah... They have a much higher risk of having caught something from their bf
Uhh unless you are doing it wrong, condoms DO protect from HIV/aids. The HIV virus is spread via body fluid through a cut in the body. This is why it's more common in gay men because anal sex results in more small tears then vaginal sex. Condoms stop the fluid from coming in contact with the body, so short of the rare occurrence a condom breaks, they will protect you from most stds- including HIV.
In this case I have to say Op should have been more careful with who she slept with. I always make sure I see medical records before I sleep with someone. It might seem over the top but I get checked every six months since my sister came down with HIV three years ago. I am clean, and the people I sleep with have to prove they are before we have sex. It might not prevent all STI's since some stuff can slip through the cracks but I am not sleeping with someone who has herpes. She should have been proactive and not just "trusted" him about things like that.