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Hi. Really worried about this. Appeared about 3 days after unprotected sex. No blisters. She tested negative 2 weeks prior. But based on time-line it could be HSV.

No scab no blisters just red bumps in a cluster, about 4-5. 

Went to doctor who said it was inconclusive based on visual inspection. My blood test came back negative but i think its too early. 

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Hey @John2020 it is too early. But if she has a negative test, it doesn’t seem to even be an option as far as HSV-2 goes. 
What is the issue with the timeline you refer to?

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4 hours ago, John2020 said:

Bumps appeared 3 days after sex

 

But there must be a source, if this partner is negative for herpes then it is extremely unlikely. They'd have to be infected in the previous few weeks, which they'd know about!

You can wait for 12 weeks for the conclusive answer, but you are entitled to a working hypothesis that this isn't herpes.

 

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That's why it is so confusing. 

Can you have HSV and not test positive? She will get tested again next week. 

I tested HSV1 positive but never had an outbreak on my penis. 

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If infected, it takes a few weeks for the body to produce IgG antibodies against herpes. Hence during this window you are infected but will test negative. Once you sero-convert to produce antibodies then you will test positive for life.

Your HSV-1 is most probably a childhood oral infection. 

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For whats it worth this was day 2-3 of outbreak and the worst. The bumps never bursted (did not seem like there was any liquid, which is why doctor couldn't swab anything). They reduced in size day by day until eventually going away by day 6 and unnoticeable to the eye. No scab. No pain. I wouldnt have known they would be there unless I saw them.

Partner tested negative 2 weeks earlier and did not have sex with anyone for 1 and half months before. Just seems odd but convinced its Herpes. 

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Hey @John2020 that 'clears' things up nicely. Consistent with the testing, I can assure you that the picture is not of herpes. I suggest it is also quite naturally occurring. See your doctor if you have concerns.

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