Please answer the following questions directly
Question 1: According to your own herpes handbook ( pg 3 I think)The following are all possible herpes symptoms. Tender lymph nodes,painful urination,pain in the legs, itching and of course sores.I told you I have ALL these symptoms except for the classic sores(I get red irritated area on penis).This all started after the sex I mentioned. Why do you then dismiss my symptoms?
Question 2: If you know of 1 thing other than herpes which causes ALL these symptoms on a recurring basis please name it now.
Question 3: I was recently on a forum where a man was having the same symptoms as me and he described his saga of trying to get accurately diagnosed.For 18 months he had the symptoms I describe including red penis area but no lesions or blisters.He had multiple igg tests spaced over the course of a year, all negative.He had western blot done several months after his initial symptoms and it to was negative.Finally he developed an actual swabbable sore after 18 months and pcr swab came back positive for hsv.He had no other secual exposure after his first symptom so this wasn’t a newer infection that the swap detected. Something failed here, either the blood test including westerblot or the pcr swab was incorrect.So my question Terri is which one do you believe?
And finally if all I get is red irritated penis area can this be accurately pcr swabbed or do I need open sore?