Hi there all. I have been with my partner together for over 12years about year ago I had some rush and bumps on my penis, never thought nothing of it just looked like some bite or something it was painful or anything maybe just bit itchy but also at the time I had some rush on my lower legs. It happen on my holiday after I came back to uk I still had it went to see a doctor and after few visits cos they were not sure say what it was they send me to gum. I done blood test and swab test came back positive for hsv 2 a parrently not to sure if that was from blood or swab cos seems to be bit late in the stage to get swab that's what doctor said anyway. I'm just wandering how would I get them really.. I had all going ob from the start for me looks like herpes but not to sure could be something else. All together I may had 3 weeks without bumps or sore. My partner was fine till last week now she got I think whatever I have.. any other infection I could have rather than herpes?
You have hsv2 and you got it from sex most likely. Sometimes an outbreak won't show up until 6-8 months later so if you had multiple partners its hard to track down the time frame and partner. No matter what someone says you can get hsv2 on any part of your body. You should get a Valtrex perscription monthly and increase to 1000mg. Then you won't worry about it anymore.
Go get re checked when symptoms occur and still get a blood test no matter a what a doctor says and have protected sex always. Virul shedding can pass on herpes without symptoms so your boyfriend might not know if he has it.