That advice is dreadful. OMG
Perhaps the problem is that herpes is not medically a big deal and physicians are used to dealing with more severe medical problems. It also involves sex and sometimes, physicians aren’t comfortable talking about these things. In addition, there are really very few herpes experts now around the country.
I understand that this is stressful, but get your blot and if negative, put it behind you. You know more than your physician right now and what’s important is that you KNOW what to do to sort this out. You can’t control the knowledge base of your providers but you can get the information and testing that you need. And you have access to me whenever you need me!