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6 months later and still testing negative


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I sincerely appreciate any feedback on my post.

Six months ago I slept with a woman who has since tested positive for HSV1, which she believes to be genital. Two weeks after being with her I woke up in the middle of the night with an itching (groin and inner thigh) and tingling (scrotum) that was so incredibly intense I can't begin to describe it. It actually woke me up!

The next day I discovered a tiny freckle of blood under my scrotum and on the shaft of my penis. I've no idea what this means.

No paid, burning, or blisters anywhere, but two months later I felt similar itching on the other thigh.

Long story short, I have been tested for HSV1 and 2 every month for six full months, and just tested negative again. I took an igG type-specific blood test, along with a full panel of all STDs, which came back negative as well.

I am baffled over this. Don't these symptoms perfectly describe some of herpes symptoms? And if so, why am I not testing positive after SIX MONTHS?

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Try the western blot. I had or shall I say have the same issue of testing negative for hsv 1 and 2 via igg but i tested positive for hsv 1 via western blot. If you are negative with the western blot, then its a pretty solid bet.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Eczema? Psoriasis? Allergies? Dry skin?

If you're getting all these negative tests, then the cause of the itchiness and issues seems elsewhere.

I've dry skin and psoriasis outbreaks on my scrotum... it is possible to have other conditions on one's genitals that develop at some point but are not STDs. Have you contacted a dermatologist, though new patients usually get to wait months before the first visit...

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Ken take the WB. For some reason there seems to be some folks who don't test + on the IgGs in the "normal" timeframe.

You might try calling Terri Warren and getting some home PCR swabs and also order the WB test.

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There seems to be a reoccurring theme with many.  Risky exposure with H+ person, genital symptoms all related to nerves and the sacral ones at that (itching, tingling, irritation), everything negative yet we all wind up on same H site and all developed dermatitis, eczema, etc.....seems a little too coincidental to me.....call me a realist


Blood tests for hsv in some people esp. Hsv1 seem to be worthless. 

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Doesn't sound like herpes ken. Also, keep in mind that transferring HSV1 from genitals to genitals is pretty rare, and the chances are even less because you are a guy.


You should see a doctor and actually figure out what this is. Let them diagnose you - don't draw unsubstantiated conclusions, thinking worst case scenario. Again, you probably don't have HSV1 on your genitals.


NOTE: IF you get coldsores on your lips, you are even more protected from HSV1 because you already HAVE HSV1 (on your lips). Chances are, you probably do have coldsores (75-90% of the world population has herpes...)

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      Hi @Anxious 1234 Did you get diagnosis for this?
    • Damian
      Hi @WhatDidIDo2023, hopefully all is well with you and your significant other and are still together.   Did she develop any other symptoms after you mentioned her getting itchiness? Was it determined what you had was contagious? Most likely developed a fungal disease and caused her a yeast or uti 
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      Been a few weeks it went away but reappeared again tiny red marks not raised spots or anything no pain or itching ,I have had all negative tests on Sti's ..
    • Luna 01
      Well thank you I appreciate it 
    • WilsoInAus
      Hi @Luna 01 I really feel it is worthwhile obtaining a proper Herpeselect test given the outcomes of the home panel test. Regardless, your current symptoms are almost certainly not related to herpes. Hopefully, your doctor can assist in resolving these.
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