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Hi im a38 yr old male. I used to get cold sores but hacent had one for many yrs aprox a decade. I recently started a newdiet for candida. All of the sudden i have a semi itchy red spot on my penis. Ive never had genital herpes. Ihavent had sex in 6plus yrs. im now stressed as ive met a woman i care about. Can genital herpes lay dormant that long. I have been masturbating alot more recently if that matters.

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WilsoInAus

There is no real reason to suspect this is genital herpes. If you have had cold sores since childhood, then you have a well established HSV-1 infection. This poses a tiny risk to sexual parters outside of outbreaks, unless they themselves also have HSV-1.

As a male with an established oral HSV-1 infection the odds of a genital HSV-1 infection are negligible to non existent.

If you have had sex with a number of partners in the past then potentially consider testing for HSV-2. The woman you care about actually has a good chance of having herpes of some kind, including genital herpes. Perhaps mutually testing for all STDs and comparing notes is the best way to go here for the openness that full disclosure provides.

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yukon

Thankx so much im hoping its a rash from my anti candida diet. which i had to explain to her, which she was cool about but now to go to her with this im hoping we are strong enough. And good thought to go together to get checked out. Im gonna get tested for hsv2 asap.

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yukon

Also my exfiance and i were together for 5 yrs and she never contracted my hsv1. I got mine from my grandmother When i was younger.

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Hi im a38 yr old male. I used to get cold sores but hacent had one for many yrs aprox a decade. I recently started a newdiet for candida. All of the sudden i have a semi itchy red spot on my penis. Ive never had genital herpes. Ihavent had sex in 6plus yrs. im now stressed as ive met a woman i care about. Can genital herpes lay dormant that long. I have been masturbating alot more recently if that matters.

My genital h 2 stayed dormant for 23 years straight. I have had it for almost 28 and I'm married and have Never passed my h2 to my husband of almost 25 yrs.

I agree with WilsonAus, this newest partner has a greater change of already having herpes in some form and it is better for you both get tested and compare your results. Good luck, keep us posted. Truly, Aces xx

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