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1. How likely is this herpes? Does the fact that my lesions are painless make a difference?
Usually herpes are at least tender and are not the size of pin pricks. But when you say they are larger now, I don’t know what to think.
2. Why would two more blisters pop up now in a different part of my penis, after the original blister is subsiding? I thought recurrent genial HSV tends to run a 7-10 course. Having another two blisters pop up 5 or 6 days AFTER the first seems quite unusual.
It is quite unusual and usually this kind of thing most often happens only with new infections
3. Do you have other clients with immunosuppression issues deal with the same thing, and is Valtrex effective?
Yes, Valtrex is effective even when people are taking immunosuppressive medicine.
What lab did your testing?
There is a IgG test that just gives positive or negative, but then they mentioned 1.1? That’s associated with a test that gives an index value. In my opinion,you need an IgG test that gives an index value. Quest and LabCorp give those.
I don’t think you have enough information with what you have so far to know for sure if you are infected.