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Justwhatineed
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After 5 days of clearly having herpes lesions on my penis, I accepted my fate and went in to the local urgent care to get it diagnosed and treated. 

The clinician agreed it was probably herpes- but because of my sexual history (or lack there of recent history) was worried it could be an oddly presenting syphillis. So there wasnt enough fluid to do PCR but so we did hsv 1 and 2 blood test.

I then went to the Health Department to get all my other low cost STD testing done (syphillis, HIV, gon/chlamydia). And there the clinician thought it was definitely herpes.

NOW HERES THE THING. My penis- which was convered in white clustered lesions- hasn't been in anyones mouth, anus or vagina since at least December, 10 months ago. 

So if I got herpes 10 months ago wouldnt I be blood test positive by now? Or is it likely that I was not because I hadnt had an outbreak for 10 months? 

Is this situation even possible?

Questions? Comments?

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DJwah

Following, it could’ve been dormant this whole time. 

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Justwhatineed
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@DJwah the thing is that when I last had sex unprotected sex (last may) I got chlamydia from a girl and ended getting a fever and night sweats that knocked me down for a week... Was that the herpes? And if it was, shouldnt I be seropositive?

 

 

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Tone123
12 minutes ago, Justwhatineed said:

@DJwah the thing is that when I last had sex unprotected sex (last may) I got chlamydia from a girl and ended getting a fever and night sweats that knocked me down for a week... Was that the herpes? And if it was, shouldnt I be seropositive?

 

 

The question half of us want to know about these bloodtests. If your negative from 10 months ago is a good sign but if u had sexual activity in may you're 5 months in and it could take up to 6 months at times

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Justwhatineed

@Tone123 I meant May 2018.

So to clarify the last time I had sex was December- the last time I had UNPROTECTED sex was may 2018. At that time I also had a fever, night sweats and soreness followed by  a rash on the glans penis and a single bump. But Dr brushed it off as "not herpes".

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Tone123
2 minutes ago, Justwhatineed said:

@Tone123 I meant May 2018.

So to clarify the last time I had sex was December- the last time I had UNPROTECTED sex was may 2018. At that time I also had a fever, night sweats and soreness followed by  a rash on the glans penis and a single bump. But Dr brushed it off as "not herpes".

That's crazy. If the bump came and went that's sketchy. If it remained a while  ( few months) may of been hpv. You can look into the western blot as it's more reliable then the igG.  I wouldn't read to much on the subject 

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WilsoInAus
3 hours ago, Justwhatineed said:

After 5 days of clearly having herpes lesions on my penis, I accepted my fate and went in to the local urgent care to get it diagnosed and treated. 

The clinician agreed it was probably herpes- but because of my sexual history (or lack there of recent history) was worried it could be an oddly presenting syphillis. So there wasnt enough fluid to do PCR but so we did hsv 1 and 2 blood test.

I then went to the Health Department to get all my other low cost STD testing done (syphillis, HIV, gon/chlamydia). And there the clinician thought it was definitely herpes.

NOW HERES THE THING. My penis- which was convered in white clustered lesions- hasn't been in anyones mouth, anus or vagina since at least December, 10 months ago. 

So if I got herpes 10 months ago wouldnt I be blood test positive by now? Or is it likely that I was not because I hadnt had an outbreak for 10 months? 

Is this situation even possible?

Questions? Comments?

This hence cannot be a primary outbreak of herpes. Herpes does not lie dormant and wait to unleash such an outbreak.

Yes you will test positive for herpes if infected 10 months ago.

You may though have an oral HSV-1 infection since childhood, so a positive HSV-1 won't mean much, but HSV-2 would be conclusive for a genital infection.

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Justwhatineed
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I found out I was both negative for HSV 1 and 2 IgG and IgM 

 

However the blood was drawn only 5 days after the beginning of my outbreak. 

 

But this likely eliminates the possibility I was infected 15 or 10 months ago and just now had an outbreak because IgG should have formed by now.

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WilsoInAus
31 minutes ago, Justwhatineed said:

I found out I was both negative for HSV 1 and 2 IgG and IgM 

 

However the blood was drawn only 5 days after the beginning of my outbreak. 

 

But this likely eliminates the possibility I was infected 15 or 10 months ago and just now had an outbreak because IgG should have formed by now.

It pretty much eliminates the possibility that this is herpes at all as you have had no exposure in the past 12 plus weeks.

What does your doc think is going on now?

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