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Hi! I am a 20 year old male and I have been experiencing a burning sensation in the tip of my penis for some time. Around 2 weeks ago I had a mini sore right at the opening of my urethra, I squeezed it and some clear, bloody fluid came out. The next morning within 12 hours of this happening I got a culture test for HSV 2 and a urine test Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, they both came back negative. About 5 days later I break out with a heat rash type thing with itchy hives all around my pubic area and upper thighs, again all this time experiencing a light burning sensation at the tip of my penis. I went back to the same urgent care and got another culture around the tip of my penis, she swabbed into my urethra and made sure it was a good sample. This too came back negative. Now I still have the same burning in my penis as well as a red sore that is not particularly painful to the touch on my shaft that started off by peeling, although yesterday I had been squeezing and rubbing this area of my penis excessively and this morning I had masturbated twice before noticing it. I have had unprotected sex with two sexual partners who both claim to be tested and clean. One girl I had sex with two months ago most recently and she ended up testing positive for chlamydia, her nurse got me the antibiotics without being tested. The most recent girl I had sex with about three weeks ago and she said that she got tested three weeks before we had sex and that she had only had one other partner a week before that test.  I just want to know if you guys think this is herpes. Thank you! 




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    • EssenceL25
      I’m going to force him to get tested ! Thanks for your help ! 
    • WilsoInAus
      @EssenceL25 there really isn't a question mark around the source, it's your latest partner. The median time from infection to an outbreak of lesions upon initial infection is 4 days.  The only thing that isn't certain is the type I suggest.
    • EssenceL25
      I asked if it was hsv 1 or 2 and the doctor said it was Hsv2. I’m not sure i just asked him when he was tested last he said this year I said I think we should go test together and he agreed . I’m going to bring it up again cause I really need to know if he gave this to me I wasn’t sure since it was so close to my previous relationship.
    • WilsoInAus
      @EssenceL25 then it is all beyond reasonable doubt that the current partner is the source. A 'perfect' fit in terms of timing, symptoms and swab. It may be though that the type is not technically known. Culture swabs are very often not typed and just assumed to be HSV-2 if taken from a genital location. If you received oral sex in the days leading into 7 March then it is 50/50 as to whether this is HSV-1 or HSV-2. You could contact your doctor and confirm if the swab was actually typed (which is a second test where fluorescent antibodies for HSV-1 and HSV-2 are added and see which one 'glows').  If that test wasn't done then you do not know type. If you have oral HSV-1 yourself (cold sores) then this will be HSV-2. Does your partner have oral HSV-1? It is somewhat strange for him not to rush and test - many people have a 'reaction' if they truly do not know their status and have concerns that you infected them etc. (not initially rational of course). This indicates he may know his status - or maybe he just isn't simply the sharpest tool in the shed!?
    • EssenceL25
      I had flu like symptoms and ulcers on my vagina . They did a culture and I tested positive for hsv2. I asked my partner to get tested he agreed but I’m not sure if he will cause he hasn’t said anything else about it. 
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