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Sexual Abuse and STD
Posted on: 11/29/2004
I have a question. I was wondering if I may have an STD because I have been sexually abused, and the person gave me anal sex, and also, I have been sexually abused by someone else who had sex with me, but he didn't wear a condom, and I wasn't on my period at the time of the regular sex, and I don't think that he came, and I know that during anal sex the man came in my anus, can I get an STD from this, and I am embarrassed to go to the doctor about this. I have a boyfriend now, and we plan to maybe have sex, but I am worried I may already have an STD, and also, I am uncomfortable having sex since I have been sexually abused, but I don't want my boyfriend to know I have been sexually abused. Also, if one of the people that have sexually abused me is my own full blood brother, could that cause anything else? I am really confused. Please help me, and don't just say to go see a doctor because I am scared to.
There are several questions here. First, yes, you may have been exposed to an STD and the only way to know is to see a doctor and be tested. Do not be embarrassed - you are worth taking care of, and if you care about the boyfriend, you will not want to expose him to anything.
Second, it is not acceptable that you are being forced to have sex against your will and you need to tell an adult who can make it stop and protect you from it ever happening again. You can tell a teacher, parent, doctor or counselor.