I had around 2-3 hard whitehead like bumps show up on my penile shaft (just below the foreskin) which tested negative with PCR swab (this was done < 2 days since appearance). There also appeared to be very slight break in the skin- like a very superficial papercut. The PCP who swabbed it said that it did not look like hsv to her, and said it is mostly due to sebaceous glands. These bumps do not sound like herpes to me. However, they could be something called molluscum. If they come back, you might ask your provider if that is a possibility.
The bump she swabbed had a little open cut and blood the next day and turned into shiny red bump later. It did not have fluid inside. I saw a dermatologist the following day and she diagnosed it as molluscum, based on the appearance. She froze the bump with LN2 and it has scabbed over after the treatment.
Funny, I read the above part first and then saw this. Makes sense to me.
A week following the first appearance of them, I am observing random itching in the groin area which has me concerned.
1. Does this sound like a herpes outbreak? How much can the PCR swab results be relied upon?
2. What is the difference in accuracy of WB results between 15 weeks and 16 weeks post exposure? Due to some logistical issues, I might have to go for the WB 15 weeks post my last risk exposure.
The University of Washington recommends waiting 12 weeks now before testing, not 16.
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