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I traded emails with my ex. I begged her to get tested because I was sure she had herpes right? Well she responded saying she was clean, and so was her boyfriend. Well I can see how her boyfriend would be, as it takes a while to get the antibodies in your system. But her? Clean? I've only slept with one girl. How in the world could I get a sexually transmitted disease when I've only slept with one girl and she's clean? Does anyone know if there's another way to catch this? Is she just lying to me? What the hell is going on? :p Appreciate any feedback.

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She could be lying...do you know for sure she's been tested? Supposodly it can take 8-12 weeks for your body to develop sufficient antibodies to show up in a blood test.

She may be an asymptomatic carrier...from what I've read over the last few days, a very large percentage of people who have HSV don't even know it, they either don't have outbreaks or have mild atypical ones that aren't recognized. I haven't had sex in over 4 months and I went to the Dr last week due to 1 very tiny painful bump (so small the dr made me point it out to him as he had trouble locating it) and just found out 2 days ago it's hsv. Where and when did I get it? Who knows, apparently.

Could you have contracted it previously and been asymptomatic yourself? Although you've only had sex with this one girl, have you been in any other situatuions where you've manually stimulated a girl and then (immediately) touched yourself?

Anyways, if she's cheated on you, chances are she's not the most honest person in the world and if she is hsv+ and even if she know it, there's a chance she won't tell you; I'm sorry. Do some research online, and keep in mind that not everything you read is reliable, look to credible sources e.g. the CDC, local health departments, etc.

I'm trying not to stress about it because it only makes it worse. We have to do what we can to cope and deal and minimize its effects on our lives.

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    • WilsoInAus
      Hey @Lcj987 and welcome to the website. You can be sure that isn't HSV-2, looks nothing like it. It is much more likely to be folliculitis or inflamed fordyce spots.
    • WilsoInAus
      Hey @JackThrowAway herpes causes an outbreak where it enters the body first and maybe a progressive spread. If it doesn't cause an outbreak at the entry site then it won't cause one elsewhere, it also won't 'jump' upon infection - it would be more likely that the lesions are continuous from the penis to the anus. Nevertheless, testing trumps symptoms or any interpretation of symptoms. The correct conclusive result arises when: you have a positive swab; or An IgG HSV-2 level over 3.5 (Herpeselect test).
    • Lcj987
      Slept with someone unprotected, roughly 2 weeks ago now. I felt generally unwell the couple of days after but I’d been drinking the whole weekend and didn’t have much sleep either of the days of that weekend so put it down to that. 6 days after I noticed these spots appear on the shaft of my penis. Along with symptoms of discomfort in my shaft in the couple of days prior to them appearing. No pain when urinating at all that I have noticed. They don’t hurt, itch or tingle and they don’t have fluid in from what I can see or feel if I squeeze them and have never burst? I went to a sexual health clinic to get checked up, they took bloods to do a full test and looked at the spots but said they saw nothing that concerned them but I’m not sure about that, any advice? The smaller spots under the shaft are just follicles I had diagnosed years ago and non-sti related.
    • JackThrowAway
      She tested positive for HSV2. No, there was nothing of that sort in that area.   However I also have ulcerative colitis so I’m on medication that makes me immunosuppressed. I have been bleeding a bit when I pass stools during the time of redness, so I’m unsure if I’m getting a flare from the colitis (from all the stress of everything) or if it’s due to the virus making it’s way to an already inflamed area and popping up as blisters that I can’t see and hence the bleeding.    I had two equivocal results (at 4 weeks and 6 weeks) that then went to a positive result (7 weeks after exposure). Combine that with some flu symptoms, redness, tingling etc. makes me feel it’s conclusive that this points to a hsv2 infection.
    • Anonimus
      Thanks!!!!! I appreciate your help.
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