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I’m assuming that I was tested specifically for HSV 2….when I received the call from my doctor he said my culture was positive for a viral infection which would indicate genital herpes. I just assumed it was a positive HSV 2. When he took the culture he didnt feel that it was herpes because there was very little sensitivity or pain. When I consulted in his office after the test results he said he believed this was an old virus and that I must have experienced breakouts before because it was so mild. I can tell you that I’ve never experienced any kind of breakout that would get my attention. I’ve rarely even had an ingrown hair. The fact that my significant other is experiencing what we now know to be shingles (for over 4 months now even after viral meds and antibiotics ) at the same time that I was experiencing these bumps has made me suspicious of my test results. I know the two viruses are unrelated but there has got to be some correlation. Also, after my initial breakout I had the red bumps on my inner thighs that looked like chicken pox. When I called my GYN and he felt like my nerves were causing an allergic reaction to my diagnosis and I needed to calm down. I thought that was stupid but didn’t question him. I now have a small patch of red bumps on my outer thigh that resembled the red ones that appeared on my inner thighs in October. Could we be passing this herpes zoster virus back and forth?