First off - Apologies for the long post! This site and all the followers are very helpful so thank you all for the support. Random internet and google searches are scary endeavors and do not provide much help....so thanks again.
To my story:
Day 0: I hardly remember this and was heavily intoxicated (didn’t remember for a week later), but ultimately had unprotected sex with a CSW. I have never done this before and pretty ashamed of myself and have no clue how it even happened. It is what it is...
Day 2: Fast forward two days and I formed a single, but large blister on my upper lip. Basically, poster board material for an oral herpes-1 example. At this point, I still did not even remember my actions and I do not recall ever having an oral blister in the past so I thought I might have gotten it from smoking or drinking after someone, but freaked out nonetheless. Also, lymph nodes were swollen for 2 days tops.
Day 5: Realized some red spots on penis head. No blisters and looked more like a red blotchy rash. Never formed blisters or sores but became very sensitive with my whole penis head irritated (just like chafed skin, no fluid or sores or scabing but glands on right and left side were the most sensitive and looked like very very minor papules). No fever, headaches or any other signs. Very minor discomfort while urinating but I might have psyched myself out. Resembles balantis from what I have seen on the internet.
Day 10: Symptoms on penis subsided but still kind of sensitive. I was really freaked out at this point and got tested on this day. Full STD test including HIV RNA PCR and HSV igg test. Everything was negative except for the HSV-1 igg. My reading was extremely high @ 42.9. The testing liaison said that I must’ve been exposed before and had antibodies already present since this reading could not be this high only 10 days after 1st exposure. I have never had cold sores for what I can remember, but it seems like it could’ve been dormant since childhood. Is this true?
Day 15-20: I did not think much about the HSV-1 since they said I already was exposed and didn’t have any noticeable signs on my genitals until i was washing with soap in the shower and felt a burn on my groin crease. The burning was pretty high up near the top / start of the crease from the thigh. After further inspection, I had reddish/purple/slightly-whitish streaks down both of my groin creases meeting under my scrotum and to my butt. Some lesions and dry skin breaking at the top where the soap touched. Never saw any blisters or scabing. It does not itch or burn unless I rub or mess with it. I have had random tingling down the outside of my balls for the last few weeks. No other neuro-pain to my knowledge
Day 38: Now I am very freaked out and the streaks have not subsided. I have had scattered pimples, and fordyce spots (I have always had fordyce spots so this wasn’t concerning). The pimples are almost entirely on hair pores and have not clustered or blistered or scabbed. Look like whiteheads for the most part. I have been messing around with them recently so some have turned red on the outside. Also, my genitals have looked really shiny (lol) and scrotum looks like it has a blotchy rash.
I have convinced myself that this is Herpes and will confirm with additional testing this week, but wanted to get the forums thoughts beforehand since all these test have a band of confidence and reliability. I am not sure the swab will be useful given this long of a timeline.
Pictures are linked below. Anyone have any thoughts? Best case scenario: this is a big fungal infection outbreak and I need steroids and cream ASAP. Worst case HSV-1 or HSV-2. I guess this could be HPV but that is a road I will cross once I address the herpes possibility.
It's been three months since possible exposure. Last night a shooting pain inside my vagina woke me up. I feel the constant urge to urinate and have thigh and butt pain on and off. Today I kept having pain in one spot inside my labia and now it's all red and I see a tiny red spot. It doesnt hurt to touch but there is red and pain along the inside of my vagina. I go to the doctors tomorrow to get retested. I feel like no doctor wants to help me and don't really listen. It's so scary and frustrating.
UK HERPES ASSOCIATION DOESN'T REPRESENT LESS THAN USUAL TRANSMISSION AND PROBABLY LESS THAN USUAL CASESBy Gems
I haven't check out all of this site; however I cannot see how reducing stigma over herpes infection should involve denial. It states on their website people shouldn't be scared for rare circumstances but fails to admit that this virus can be transmitted via objects in some circumstances.
PLEASE IF YOU HAVE A LESS THAN USUAL EXPERIENCE LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW THEY DO NOT REPRESENT YOU.
MOST PROFESSIONALS DOESN'T MEAN ALL.
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