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azndude90

Really confused abouut herpes. DO I have it or not?

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azndude90

Six months ago I thought I had genital herpes and went to the doctor to get a blood test. The result came back positive. Howver I went to get another blood test done, and it turned out negative. 2 months ago I went to get another blood test and it still said negative, so I believe I don;t have herpes. However, jus yesterday I started to notice that there were 2 tiny red spots where the head of my penis connects with the middle part of the penis. It was on both sides. They didn't look like pimples but red patches kind of. Do you think I might have herpes? And if I do, how long until the cold sore opens and crust over?

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ntdc

retesting can reveal a false positive you may consider having a confirmation test like a western blot or hsv-2 biokit

the sores can be swabbed by a doctor and tested for hsv this can be done free at county std clinic as well .

my sores usually heal within 3 weeks without treatment

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      I had my first outbreak in June, very close to the date of your post. I healed up before the end of the month and it was about as many as you mentioned. I have gHSV1. The test was done on the left under the head of my penis because I had mostly healed by the time I made it to the doctor. There has been pain ever since in that one spot, but there hasn’t been any outbreaks. There are visible red spots that seem to linger forever. I’m a little concerned about this. Overall I’m lu it it is bite type 2 and I am doing my best to manage it. I hope you are doing well also since June. My wife and I (who I think I got it from) use condoms to prevent her from contracting it genitally. It’s a much more serious problem for women than men, as it can be internal for them and affect childbirth. Condoms are critical until a cure comes around, and there looks to be promising research. Hope you are well.    
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      I have been suffering from nerve pain after my first outbreak in June. Today I tried a charlotte’s web salve product and it took the pain away. I wouldn’t use it during an active outbreak though for risk of spreading it.
    • Quest
      Unfortunately that is the most common place men get infected!
    • Quest
      They are not the yardstick that you measure your worth with! It also tells you something about each and every one of them! To the ones you treated you well before I would personally talk to them and see if that was actually what he said to them? Maybe he said something different?
    • AnonF
      I just disclosed to a man who works in the medical field and he didn't make a big deal at all. He shared his sti results w me I didn't see HSV1 on the test report, so I asked him about it and that opened up the discussion. The discussion of it was maybe 2 sentences tops. That was reassuring. We've since had sex and there was no hesitation or weirdness. So I recommend dating people w medical knowledge
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