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Ok, here's the situation. Exactly 3 months ago i had sexual intercourse with a pro in Brazil. I used a condom and immediately washed my genital region thoroughly in the shower.

I know it was stupid and was paranoid for a while reading up on all STD's i could of possibly caught from the encounter, it was like sex education all over again. Anyways, 3 months went by and i didn't see any signs of trouble and even took an at-home HIV test approved by the FDA and it came back clear, ( i plan to take another one )

About 2 weeks ago i ordered an escort to my apt and received oral sex with a condom. There couild of been a chance that her lips touched my pubic region, i also immediately washed my genital region.

Anyways, this past tuesday i felt a bump on my pubic region under my pubic hair. Itts like it appeared out of no wherre with no warning signs.

I shaved my pubic hair off and could see a single red bump that i didn't know what to make of. I have had acne down there here and there but i never noticed antyingg like this. I guess its hurts a bit if i touch it but the physical symptoms are very mild.

After reading up on this site and others about herpes i kinda learned a bit and had a few questions.

First off is it possible to get a first outbreak after 90 days of the point of infection and can getting the first outbreak after so long tell me what type of herpes it is, 1 or 2?

I just hope if i do have it that i have type 1 down there which is less mild i hear. I have a pretty strong immune system and rarely get sick and pray to god that i'm one of the rare few that rarely see an outbreak.

i'll probably wait a few months and get a herpes test because i hear it takes a few months for the antibodies to show up.

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Given the low risk exposures and symptoms, I'd say this is unlikely to be herpes, but you can get a blood test to be sure. It will tell you whether it's type 1 or 2, or clear. You may already have type 1 anyway, as most people do, so a positive for type 1 will not necessarily mean you have genital herpes.

It's pointless to have another HIV test done. If there have been no more exposures after the Brazilian pro, you are 100% HIV-negative.

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Thanks for the reply, i really appreciate it. I'll go and get myself checked out

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    • Herpeguy562
      Give it a try and report back to us. It's pretty safe vaccine approved by the FDA.
    • Skye249
      Have you tried changing your GP surgery? A decent doctor must surely realise that having back to back outbreaks warrants long term suppressive medication.  Aciclovir is available at very low cost to the NHS. I'd be firm with your doctor in what you'd like to do and make it clear you are educated on the relevant issues.  Don't be ashamed to talk to your GP. It is confidential.  FYI - walk in sexual health clinics (separate health record) are only as allowed to dispense a limited amount on the basis of episodic treatments. 
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      I agree, herpes doesn’t show up as discrete little dots like your pic.
    • HereAndNowLater
      @Kurdt01Thank you! Very validating! And yes many doctors are so uninformed and misinformed it's incredibly frustrating.  ur right in multiple forums I've seen commenters invalidate someone's experience with herpes which is so weird. There's a wealth of experiences similar to both of ours but people put their hands to their ears and drill home "herpes is just a minor rash outbreak, nothing more."
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      I got the zinc acetate from an pharmacy in my town, they can't sell reagents but I know the pharmacist. I cost me about 10 € a 50 gr bottle, enough for a decade at the current rate of consumtion. Otherwise it is quite easy to get, you can buy it from a laboratory or even in ebay. I apply the treatment on my glans about 2-3 times a week, I've never had any problem or adverse effect so far.

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