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An_253846 posted:
Hi all,

I apologize in advance for the long post, but I'm looking for a second opinion... The story and question go like this:\

About 12 days ago, I received unprotected oral sex with a new partner (for all of about 10 seconds). The next day, I had unprotected sex with my regular sex partner (she has a clean bill of health) and continued to do so over the next week. Finally, 7 days after the unprotected oral incident, I started feeling the following symptoms:
- Testicular pain
- Sore tip of penis
- Some minor joint pain
- Slight sore throat
- Slight fever on one of the days

So the next day, I went to the doctor and had a urine test for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia (NAAT). Two days later, I went back and got my results - all negative. However, he did say I needed to drink more water, which he read as a result of part of the urine test...

He then explained to me that it's likely the symptoms are caused by a virus. He prescribed me Cephalexin (500mg 3 times daily) and told me to take it only if the symptoms persisted after 2 more days.
I asked about the sexual partner that was potentially exposed to whatever it is I have, and he said there's no need for her to be tested.

I've now started taking the antibiotics and the symptoms are lessening... However, I can't tell if this is due to the antibiotics or my body building an immunity of sorts to the virus he mentioned...

So my questions to the community are:
1) Should the exposed partner be tested? (even though she is showing no symptoms)
2) Once I finish my antibiotics and all my symptoms subside, should I be retested for anything?
3) Should I take a blood test in a few weeks for syphilis? (as it can't be detected via urine test)
4) Are there any other safety precautions I should be taking (protected sex is a given) to ensure that all parties are treated for any STDs?

Thanks very much in advance.
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