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So i had sex with a stranger i met at a bar. Condom broke while having sex. Fast forward about a week or so i have had burning in my urithera. I went to my doctor she told me its not herpes( no sores to swab) but tested me for other stds and bacteria (urine test) everything came back negative.

I finally went to a clinic and they did a blood test and told me i have HSV1 (which im pretty sure ive had for a long time orally) they gave me a 7 day supply of valtrex and ive completed it yet my penis still hurts and no sores.

I have an appointment with a urologist on the 12th im freaking out about this and have been super depressed for a month. I just need to talk about it

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Hey @mrAnderson122 it’s great to talk these things through.

I think at the outset, it’s important that absent lesions, herpes transmission during sex between healthy adults is a very low probability event.

If transmission did occur, then there’s a high probability you’d have had typical sores on your shaft.

The sleep easy is a 16 week HSV test which stands a very high chance of being negative. Together with the absence of lesions you can be as close to 100% sure you were not infected as is possible!

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • Gems
      ANd eight hours is on a surface...on a towel who knows. The eight hours was a quote off a thread a long time ago of worst case senerio. Obviously it doesnt survive double touching unless its some weird arse almost immediate thing off a shedding site and this is all WORST case scenerio. HSV shouldnt be treated with stigma...but for everyones well being it should be treated as carefully as poss. It is a highly contagious condition and can be difficult to diagnose and GP's will let you walk away thinking you are clear when you are not if you do not do your due diligence.    

      I knew more about it than the specialists at the hospital I was refereed to. 

    • Gems
      I have seen your advise on a few threads and to be honest while I am over careful at times you are not careful enough. This can absolutely happen and people should be well aware of the fact to prevent it from happening. I supposedly have good immunity on labs too. You just cant tell who will pick it up. It can live on surfaces for up to eight hours and towels that are wet and warm and that make micro abrasions when rubbed on skin are ways that transmission that can occur. You will often find out more by spending many hours reading on threads than your doctors. SO no it doesn't always just involve a cut on the skin. How do you think people get it else where.

      So please DO NOT swear at me as this is a possibility and this person should careful tick all his bases before ruling it out, cos on the rare case it is I wouldnt want his life totally ruined. Cos if it gets everywhere your life kinda is.

      It's called caring.       
    • Gems
      it happened to me i think i should know.; someone caught it off me off a towel. it bloody well happens.
    • WilsoInAus
      This is total BS and scaremongering. Please study further on here and elsewhere to learn a few more facts. 
    • Dutchy
      What about the side effects?

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