These bumps sound nothing at all like genital herpes to me. Not even a little bit. I would say that the vast majority of the patients that I see in clinic have bumps on their bottoms. Who knows what causes them but it really doesn’t matter as long as they are not infectious to others, which they do not appear to be. They are likely just a little skin bacteria that is normal in the population.
You could use PCR swabs to see if they are herpes if you really want to. You could ask your health care provider for swabs to take home, gather when you see the bumps, then return to them for transport to the lab. We send home swabs with patients all the time for this purpose. However, not all clinicians will do this. If you really want to swab them, you can obtain swabs from the clinic and gather than and return them to us for processing. But honestly, I don’t think it is necessary at all.
I do think we will have a therapeutic vaccine in the future yes. The clinical trials are going very well indeed!
You have two more questions now so feel free to post.
- This reply was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by Terri Warren.