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Well, it's been over a year since I think I may have gotten herpes. My first blood test was a few months later, and my second was a year later. Both were negative. I feel a burning and irritation. I don't see the classic fluid filled sores, but I have had a couple of what would appear to be pimples on my genital and buttocks area. It is not painful to touch and I have no pain during sex or urination. I am concerned because I have read that there can be false negative blood test results. On my last negative test result my doctor feels I am fine and should let it go. She feels my symptoms are related to perimenopause.

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Herpes can sometimes present as burning and irritation but nothing more than. I would say though that after two negative blood tests a year apart, you should be fine. However if it still concerns you which it obviously does, next time you get some of those pimples, get them swabbed if at all possible. In the meantime, have you ruled out basic things such as heat rash, a change of washing powder or soap? or even a different fabric? it sounds more like a skin irritation of some sort. If you still don't get anywhere, you could ask to be referred to a skin specialist.

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Thank you for responding. Yesterday I actually went to the doctor and had her check the pimples. She assured me it was not a herpes sore and after two negative blood tests I am fine. Again, thanks for your kind response.............good luck to you and happy holidays.

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