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Old 01-11-12, 02:32 PM   #1
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so I think I may have a UTI - been drinking a bunch of water/cranberry and am feeling a little bit better

But did the whole rigamarole at my doctors and so far looking good. Received a presumptive treatment for chlamydia and am waiting for blood and urine for bladder infection/gonorrhea/syph

my HIV came back neg and the physical showed no uglies

so here's hoping I'll have a clean bill of sexual health

never had anything before and I sure don't want to start now!

If you're concerned - Get tested!
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junip - First of all, I'm truly sorry to hear of this.I'm glad that you're feeling better and hope you continue to do so.
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don't be sorry - twas my first time and even though it's concerning, it's necessary.

the embarassment of taking care of one's sexual health is something many have to overcome

as much of a pleasure it is - it can do some serious damage!
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To be honest, my daughter went through this, IF I recall correctly, about 1 year ago. It was scary, I was irate, and I was deeply concerned. She just got re-tested, about 6 months ago, and was negative; thank goodness for that!

You're right, the "pain" outweighs the "pleasure" of it all. It's sad, that more people aren't concerned with their own health, before they "jump" to another partner. I use to always get myself checked, when it would end with a partner. No matter how long I was with them. It was my own way(s) of not only protecting myself; but anybody else that would come along.

I dated a guy, when I was like 18. This guy ended up giving me and std. I was embarrased and really ticked off at not only him, but myself. I hadn't even had sex with him, till after a year plus of our relationship. I never used protection and that alone was the biggest mistake I made. I was very fortunate, at the time, that I got it taken care of. I however, had to get tested, for the next 6 month to a year. I never told anybody this (even now, it brings back painful and scary memories) because I thought it was all my fault. I learned, through time, it wasn't, it was just me being "careless" with myself and the feelings I had for this person. While this is my own personal experience, I can understand.
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and that is how I have approached it - you can only blame yourself for contracting an std if you're not careful.

I already talked with my partner (this is a new relationship) about it, she supposedly had a full check a couple days ago (for a "UTI") and I was also experiencing some unpleasent symptoms, so I brought it up with her respectfully after I already made my appts.

If anything, it will give us both peace of mind
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I don't always believe it's only your fault for contracting any disease. Reason why is this, so please bare with me.

IF you're sexual active, you have a responsibilty to be not only aware of who you're sleeping with, but your past partners also have a baring on this as well. If they're not honest, like my own personal experience, then it can affect the rest of your own life and the way(s) it effects you; personally. The other person, in my opinion, has just as much responsibility to you (and themselves) to be honest and forthright with information, you can't always blame yourself when the other partner may not be as honest with their information. You CAN however protect yourself, your body or any partners that you have in the future.

It's good that the lines of communication(s) are open with both of you. I also hope, that everything turns out good; for you both.
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yeah, you're right - there are people who damn well they have an infection or sleep behind your back and stuff - so I can see how that can be a factor in transmittal without personal blame
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It's not your fault IF people are not completely honest and open with on another or their past sexual experiences. Like I mentioned, previously, it wasn't my daughter's fault that HER boyfriend (now x) wasn't telling her how many other people he'd slept with NOR the fact that he was the one sleeping around, when they were dating. While she had her doubts about the lies he was telling her, she was the one "allowing" him to continue to have an intimate relationship, without use her own self-preservation(s). While she did contract something and even called him to tell him, again, thank goodness it hasn't (and hopefully wont) be an issue in another relationship OR when she wants to have children. I don't recall what she contracted from him, but IF she would have let it go unattended, she would have ended up NOT being able to have childern.

To me, it's a great responsibilty that we "take on" when we allow another to have an intimate relationship with us. It's not only the emotional aspect of it, to me, in my own opinion, it could "cost" us dearly in the long run; our health. It also emtionally takes its own toll on people as well. They may feel/think that they've done something wrong. That's what my daughter thought at that particular time in her own experience with it. I told her, it's not only her responsibilites to ask, but to make sure she ask her partner as well. That way, each of them keeps the lines of communications open, but also, keeping each other honest is a good "test" of a long-lasting relationship. She hasn't dated anybody since this person, due to the fact that she has (still) concerns of anothers' honesty with her. For that, I can't blame her or "knock" her for it.
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tests all returned negative!
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That....is.....AWESOME!!!
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