Hey any help would be great. I’ve been losing my mind of this and I’ve been procrastinating on going to get tested because I’m scared of the results and also I have no insurance or anything to consult with a doctor.
so I got tested may of 2018 and I was positive for hsv1 which I feel like I may have gotten as a kid not sure, but since that test I’ve received unprotected oral sex twice and every since I’ve slowly been growing bumps on the meatus. I’m uncircumcised as well. Could this be herpes, warts, chlamydia? My girlfriend (I cheated on her and don’t know how to explain to her I might’ve caught something) has had a bit of blood discharge on her underwear in between periods. I work a lot and wear sort of tight clothing and I get smegma under the head as well. Smells bad too. Help!!! I’ve had this for months.
It's been awhile. I got diagnosed with HSV2 last year. Just got an HPV (not the wart kind) diagnosis recently. Anyone on here with both?
Current situation I am in. (It is so long, but I feel like all the details need to be explained, THANK YOU all so much for your time in advance.) (I don’t know what else to do.)
Dec 2015 – noticed a mark on the left side of my penile shaft that I thought at the time looked like rug burn. Had protected sex, brief unprotected oral two weeks’ prior with female.
Fast forward another 5 ½ months, this would have been Early June of 2016. I noticed this time that TWO marks showed up on the left side of my penile shaft. One being in the same spot as the first mark in December of 2015 and a second mark that sat a little above it on the base left side of my penile head. I did not know much about herpes at this time, so when I got back to my home state I went to the doctor to have him look at it. These growths/spots (for lack of a better word) were almost healed at this time, and we decided to get the whole set of STD Blood Tests. The herpes tests were type specific, CLIA, IGG’s. I tested NEGATIVE for everything. So I just put it all behind me.
Fast forward to literally one year later, around the middle of May of 2017. I noticed a very little sore/mark/ break in the skin/ (hard to explain) that sat at basically the same spot on the base of my penile head that one of the spots from June of 2016 sat. This is when I really starting to think how strange that was that those spots sat so similar. I did have heavy condom usage around all three of these incidents, so I thought it could be a contact dermatitis or eczema type issue, but I wanted to get another set of blood tests done to make sure. So I retested through the same doctor with LabCorp again. Full set of STD blood tests, Herpes tests were CLIA, type specific IGG’s. I tested NEGATIVE again for everything. 18 plus months since December of 2015. I tried to put this all behind me again but I found myself still trying to figure out what this could possibly be.
So that is when I got in touch with Terri Warren and got the Western Blot done as well for greater clarity. My results all came back negative. I was so excited.
Then low and behold, AGAIN in late May of 2018, (so weird that these symptoms keep coming back once a year during the same few months of each year, MAY/JUNE,) I experienced some itching and redness in the same area on the left side of the penile shaft. This time I experienced red linage and markings that looked like an oval surrounding a prior spot that had previous sores/breaks in the skin years ago. So I had an infectious disease specialist in the area on call to help with a PCR Swab right away. Had the red areas swabbed very aggressively. Got good amount of skin off and results AGAIN came back negative. Did another IGG for amusement and again all negative. I do want to make this side note —NONE of my sores/breaks/marks have ever been blisters with fluid. I just thought it’s important to mention.
With all that said, I have had 5 totals test done which include 3 IGGS/full STD panel, 1 Western Blot and 1 PCR and all have come back negative. I have worked with Terri Warren, an Infectious Disease Specialist here in my city, and a dermatologist, and they all keep telling me that I’m negative and to move on. I have gotten answers ranging from possible dermatitis to Fixed Drug Eruption as well possible penile psoriasis. I’m in limbo land. I believe my test results but also feel like my symptoms has some similarity to GHSV1. It is just so frustrating to not get a definitive answer on these symptoms. Maybe I’m too focused on HSV but i just don’t know a lot about other causes to explore. I know they are out there though. Skin is skin after all.
Anyways, I just thought I’d share my story in hopes of some additional insight from others experiences to see what else this could be and to get greater clarity! I have a great team of specialists that I’m working with and wanted to add some additional help and knowledge from this great support team as well! :) Thanks again! All the best to you all!
hpv and hsv are very similar viruses. And the drug for hpv can easily be a drug for hsv. But it is easier to seek a drug for HPV because the efficacy results of the drug can immediately be seen by the naked eye on the warts.
The conclusion is: There are many more studies that have more precise conclusions about the hpv virus that we also can use for hsv.
“This is the first time it has been shown that a therapeutic virus is able to pass through the brain-blood barrier, and that opens up the possibility this type of immunotherapy could be used to treat more people with aggressive brain cancers,”
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