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dear doctor,

i have a big issue with my health and i will give information about my health as much as i can.

i am a 28 years old man.

i was using aldara in for my warts, i did not want to bleed warst thats why i used hair removal cream on my genital area. after three days,i feel burning,tingling in all my genital area on october 10 and my urine was dribing when i sit or crouch . Then i went a doctor and he recommended me to get test. I had urine test, clemedia and hsv tests.

in my urine test mucous section-was many and colour of my urine comes amber. the other things were normal. but im not sure did they test me about any bacterial issue.

My hsv 1 comes positive and my hsv 2 igg comes negative. Actually itwas normal because i had oral herpes when i was a child.Then my doctor said your hsv 1 number is high thats why probably you were having gental herpes outbreak. By the way i did not have sore on my penis. I said okay and returned home. Pain last more than twenty days. Then 2 weeks(14 november) later pain came without any fever and it lasts one week than it went away. I had not masturbate for about three months than for my health i masturbated and i felt the pain in my penis. Then i did not mastubated till last week. After my last masturbation i started fever in my penis. When im sitting i feel the leaky feeling in my penis and my urine is foamy. Even when im taking shower when the water touch my penis i feel little pain there.

My last sexual intercouse was in may...

by the way i took the fda approved home access tests for hiv 1 after 18 weeks of my last sexual intercouse and it came negative i began to think that is my test is false negative. and also i havent been with anybody from west africa and i dont use drugsmy questions are :

1)The symtomps that im experiencing is really due to herpes, if not what they can be?

2)Can a fda approved test come false negative after 18 weeks, or should i take hiv 2 tes too?

3) what should i have to do?


Welcome to the STD forum. I also looked at your discussion on the herpes community forum, where you had accurate replies.

Your doctor is wrong and apparently does not understand herpes infections very well. If your oral herpes diagnosis (as a child) was correct, you are immune to a new HSV-1 infection of your genitals or anywhere else. Your positive blood test for HSV-1 probably is due to your childhood infection. To your questions:

1) Your genital symptoms do not sound like herpes or any other STD. They are unrelated to sex. The changes you have noticed in your urine -- increased color, foaminess, strong odor -- probably are due to variations in diet and fluid intake; for sure they are not due to herpes or any STD. Penile pain without sores, blisters or discharge is not an STD symptom.

2) Your HIV blood test at 18 weeks is 100% reliable. It cannot be false negative. You do not have HIV.

3) If your symptoms continue or you are otherwise concerned, continue to work with your doctor. Or if not confident in his knowledge in this area, find another doctor. In the meantime, you should be having no worries about herpes, HIV, or any other STD.


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Hi fever, well from what I have read I would have to mostly agree with the STD forum that replied to you. Is there a reason why you think you may have contracted genital herpes? Were you recently with a partner who you believe may have had herpes?

I don't know if I would go as far to say though that you are immune to GHSV 1 just because you already have OHSV 1 and I wouldn't be experimenting to find out either!

It is possible you are experiencing herpes symptoms. Not all outbreaks will have visible sores. Many member here only get tingling, burning and uncomfortableness for a period of time. I think it is safe to say you do not have HIV. Your doctor needs to rule some things out first with blood and urine tests before he can get to the bottom of what is ailing you. Your foamy urine could be anything from a UTI to a case of too much protein in your urine, which could be caused by kidney problems. You need to find a thorough doctor, one who is understanding of your concerns.

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hi aquaruis angel, thanks for your message, im feeling the pain since three months ive seen 3 doctors. 1 of them was dermotologist another is a urologist and the other is a docto at school hospital.

i had a blood test and i wanted to get an swab test but they said when the next ob start they could do that. the problem is next ob did not come because my pain did not go completely away.

i thought i contracted herpes bc i felt burning sensation and tingling at first..(actually i used hair remover cream and aldara to that area and also apple cidar may be chemically smt happened to me) also one of the doc said my herpes 1 result is too high, and it could be herpes. still i have no sores,and the pain is not only one place when im touching my penis i dont feel a pain but even in the bathroom while taking shower water dropes giving me pain. i did what i can but nothing happened.

i started not to believe in doctors my life is really ruined.

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It certainly sounds like you have all bases covered there regarding the medical treatment you have received. I am not sure how they are going to take a swab test though if there is no lesion to swab. You mentioned that even at your worst time of it, there are no visible lesions. As you have used hair removal cream in that area, it may have triggered some kind of skin reaction. Apple cider probably isn't such a good thing to use either on such a sensitive area of your body. You could just be dealing with a prolonged reaction to the hair removal cream and apple cider. Let it settle down for a while and see what happens. If your urine and blood tests have come back normal, then there is nothing to worry about for now. I would also suggest you increase your water intake daily, amber coloured urine suggests dehydration.

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thank you very much for your valuable information, i hope its a skin reaction and it goes away but the pain make me anxious, i read some article about herpes zoster they say it gives sensation in the nerves and pain lasts longs even years, i hope i have nothing related with virus, i went every doctor as i said may be i should try a neurologist...

i will keep your advis and drink more water thank you angel again.

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