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Doxy and gonorrhea question

I apologize for bothering you but I have a bit of a dilemma and am very scared. I had unprotected oral sex with a man of unknown sexual history for the first time yesterday (I am male and had prior to this only been with cisgender women). It was mutual and lasted a while. It was only oral sex both ways which I know is relatively low risk from what I have read in your excellent answers, but I am concerned about both penile and oral gonorrhea.

The day I met the guy at a bar I had gotten a prescription for doxycycline for a sinus infection, but did not take the first one until later that night as the doctor said it should be one in morning and one at night. It is a 14 day regimen of doxycycline. I read in prior posts that normally 7 days of doxycycline is not enough without an injection of another antibiotic, but I was wondering if 14 days would be enough to prevent/treat a ghonorrhea infection? Also, I know symptoms usually show up within a week, but would the doxy delay symptoms? Thank you for any help you can give. I am terrified and will see the person I am dating two weeks from today.
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Hi there,

The doxy may stop the gono from "taking hold" it will not be enough to treat the infection alone without the shot.

However, experts suggest that a single episode of oral sex (regardless if you give it and received it) is not enough to warrant testing as the odds are quite low. A sexual health nurse I work with tells his patients that oral sex is like a gay hands handshake. Im not suggesting you're gay, it just shows how common it is.

You can test for gono from the 2 week mark but personally unless you develop symptoms there is really no need. In the UK we do postal kits which are free - if you are that concerned see if your area or country does that.

Summary - if no symptoms show after 4 or 5 days I would move on from this completely and try not to let anxiety beat you.
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Thank you! I am grateful for the detailed and timely answer! My only follow up question is whether the doxycycline for the sinus infection would expand the 4-5 day symptom window after which I should not be concerned?
Realistically it is unlikely
The doxy might affect the testing window, though, should you decide to test. I don't think you need to test - I'm with Gaz on that it really doesn't warrant testing, but if you decide to test, wait a couple of weeks after you finish the doxy.

Honestly, though, I wouldn't be concerned.
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