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1. I have read on this site and several other reputable sites (Medhelp with Dr. Responses etc.) that initial herpes infection is not likely to present itself strictly on the scrotum. If that is the case, this is unlikely to be a primary infection, correct?
I would agree that I have never seen a true primary herpes infection on the scrotum only.
2. Is the 2 1/2 lapse between the “flu-like symptoms” and the appearance of the lesions consistent or inconsistent with a primary infection? It appears to fit within the “2 to 20-day window,” but the impression I get is the flu symptoms overlap with or come after the lesions. Is This correct?
You are correct
3. Lastly, it seems that the presence of hair follicles protruding out of the lesions or a centrally located black dot counts strongly against herpes. While I know we can’t speak in absolutes, is it ever really the case that herpes lesions present in this way?
Herpes would not normally present in this way. It’s too bad that you didn’t have a swab test done to find out for sure but this seems very unlikely to be herpes to me. Did you see the partner’s’s test results?