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Correct, I have never had a cold sore anywhere that I’m aware of, and I have been worried about this stuff since the 1990s.
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I understand there is no cross pollination with the WB. I have never tested positive for HSV-2. I kissed a girl in late-January who had HSV-2. We did spoon on a couch with clothes on. My HSV-2 test in early-May was negative.
1) Based on these facts alone, do you think I have any reason to be concerned about the WB coming back positive for HSV-2?
I hesitate to even mention this concern because I feel it has been resolved and I do not want to make things any more confusing, but here it goes. My penis has had zero contact with anyone since 2020. In February, I had what would be best described as a pimple or ingrown hair on the shaft, there was no pain. I went to my dermatologist who has seen plenty of herpes, and he was adamant that it was not herpes of any kind (I asked him several times). He mentioned and is aware of such tests as PCR, and I would think if he had any concern/questions about it he would have done a PCR. I respect this DR the most of any I have.
I did see an infectious disease DR about the positive HSV-1 test, who did absolutely nothing for me regarding that. But I mentioned the pimple/ingrown hair, and she said these things do happen, especially as we get older. By this time it was healed and nothing to see.
2) Do you think I can feel comfortable in dermatologist’s assessment?
Finally, my urologist tested my urine for STDs including HSV-1/2 in April and nothing was found. I was having discomfort in my urethra, etc. for approx 8-10 weeks which eventually went away. I took anti-inflammatory drugs for 5 days (maybe 4 weeks in). It was just a little better after that and completely gone a few weeks later.
3) Do you know anything about HSV urine tests (DR said it tests cellular DNA)? And if the WB is positive for HSV-1, but the urine was negative, can I assume the infection is not genital?