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July 25, 2022 at 6:59 am #78170235WillowParticipant
About 6-7 weeks ago I started having symptoms, very mild itching on my penis and the inside of my thighs. I didn’t think much of it. About 5 weeks ago I met a new partner who disclosed HSV2 status to me, but assured me that she could perform oral sex with me without risk of transmission, so we did that. About a week later my itching was getting more pronounced. Not painful, just uncomfortable at times. I also noticed a single red dot on the head of my penis. I went to my doctor and on visual examination he said he didn’t see anything that concerned him. I gave them all my blood and everything came back negative. But the itching and that single dot persisted, and now I was really starting to examine myself closely every day. I would notice little areas on my penis head that were slightly white or discolored and then back to normal in a matter of an hour. Like something was going to form but never did. At some point during this I got a cold sore on my lip that formed and went away all in an afternoon.
After doing some research I realized that I would need an IGG test, so I went in for that one week ago today. Also had another visual exam. Nothing to report, and the IGG came back HSV1 <0.90, HSV2 <0.90. This was probably 5-6 weeks after my first symptoms and 4-5 weeks after my encounter with someone who disclosed positive status. After more research I’m pretty sure that person didn’t transmit to me, as I believe these symptoms started before that.
My question is, what now? I’m assuming I should get another IGG at 12 weeks out, maybe 6 weeks from now. What is the likelihood that I’m positive, and during that time, what is a responsible course to take with any new partners?
July 31, 2022 at 3:22 am #78224Terri WarrenKeymaster
There is no need to get another IgG test if your concern is contracting HSV from the partner you describe as her giving you oral sex was not a risk for acquisition of HSV 2.
Your symptoms don’t sound anything like herpes to me.
I don’t know how long before this partner you had sex with anyone else who might have given you HSV but if it were 10-12 weeks prior, the IgG test you had done would have picked that up.
I think you are on the wrong track here with thinking about herpes as a cause for your itching.
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