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    • Voyager2
      Sure hope this pans out. 
    • Voyager2
      Don't forget there are two promising vaccines on the prophylactic front (but only pre-clinical): The Trivalent vaccine worked well on guinea pigs:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32347775/ The Einstein (Xvax) vaccine also has a ways to go: https://x-vax.com/ The fact HSV529 is in yet another clinical trial is good news for herpsters. 
    • Davrk8
      thank you for the info. I am uncircumcised. I applied some clotrimazole cream during the last outbreak I noticed, which seem to do the trick (around a month ago). But now, there new dots are appearing at a different location on the glans. Wasnt sure if balanitis can come back so soon or if it could be something else. 
    • Josse
      Looks like mild balanitis. If you are uncircumcised then thats normal every now and then due to accumulation of yeast and the irritation of the foreskin
    • MikeHerp
      I think the simple reason is that this is a fund raiser that was started by our community rather than by Fred Hutch.  Or rather, FHC started it in response to our request.   I still think they should somehow feature it in their pages.  But anyway, that's just how they do it. Keep in mind that FHC's main focus is curing cancer.  It's a cancer research institute.  They might feel that putting stuff on their website that isn't directly related to cancer might give people the impression, especially cancer cure donors (who are by far the main donors to FHC), that FHC is losing its focus. So we have to work within these limits.   However, I do draw strength from the fact that FHC has tried to help us with the fund raiser.  Among others: 1.  When the new research paper is released, FHC has gotten an agreement with a prominent sexual health blogger, to promote the research and the fund raiser. 2.  There is another potential promotion in the works that might get back on track if the US is able to get the coronavirus under control. So FHC has actively helped us to promote the fund raiser.
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Hey guys,

never thought I would ever be here but after multiple restless nights and not even being able to eat a meal I need to know. I scheduled a blood test for Tuesday... so hopefully it comes out negative.. 

so I was in a relationship for about three years got out and went off the deepend with girls. But I had unprotected sex with one girl on July 27th in the 29th I had a 101.4 fever tired as hell and stayed home from work. The fever ended up clearing up in about a day or so and I was all fine. Nothing wrong down there. On August 29th I developed an itch in my urethra. I got tested and turns out I had Chlamydia. Now I might be being a spaz but I’m noticing red spots on my shaft for about the past 3-4 days. I havent seen any blisters but idk what I’m looking for. What do you guys think? Like I said I’m getting tested Tuesday but still just want an answer... it won’t let me upload a picture for some reason :/ 

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Hey there @Hopefullynot53 if you are thinking a herpes infection took place, then you would have had lesions within days of the sex.

Remember 99% of the time, a fever is a fever. I doubt it was even caused by the Chlamydia.

What you describe a month later in terms of an itch developing is exactly the sort of thing that happens for males infected with Chlamydia.

Hence at this stage, there isn't any reason to believe you have been infected with herpes.

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