Thank you Terry, that is very helpful. I talked with the parter to see if she had been tested for HSV and she reported that she had been and was negative. She also reports no clinical signs ever. In light of this, how do you think I should proceed? On a side note, since you moderately put my mind at ease with your comments, I have not been checking myself as often and have not had any issues. However, yesterday afternoon I decided to check around and noticed two small sores on the shaft of my penis near the head. They were not painful at all (even when manipulating them with a cotton tip applicator), wouldn’t have even known they were there if I didn’t look, and there was no prior lesions (ulcer, papule, bump, cyst, etc.) there in the days before for sure. Did not have any prodrome symptoms either. The only thing that changed is that I masturbated that morning, so maybe trauma? After a moderate freak out, I decided to give it time to see what happened overnight. This morning they are scabbed over. They look nothing like the previous chronic “scab” that I mentioned (which resolved after I applied anti-fungal topical therapy btw). I wanted to get your opinion on this and potential differentials. I am certainly concerned that maybe it could be herpes, but the lesions were not painful, and scabbed up extremely fast I feel for typical herpes lesion. Am I incorrect in this thought? Is there anything else this could be? I tested previously for syphilis and was negative, but looking back, I didn’t see chlamydia on the test order. Maybe something non-infectious? And in light of this, with a previous low positive HSV2, do you think it is pointless to get a western blot. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.