[Question #1578] Herpes

44 months ago
Hello drs,
Let me start by saying I have gone to massage parlors for years always a handjob unprotected nothing else.  So 10 weeks ago I developed a little rash on the penis it seems to come more when I'm walking a lot. I went and got tested 2 weeks after last encounter from massage parlor had igm and igg both negitive then I did 7 weeks swab in side penis negative. 


So this week I decided to go and get the 10 weeks for igg still Negitive. I went to a dermatologist and they think it's just from friction and to give time to heal and that the rash being on the head of the penis could take some time because of how sensitive it is. 

So do you think I should just stop with the testing now cause all 3 times were negative?

Thx
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
44 months ago
I do think you should stop worrying now, yes, I do.  Your experience was no risk and your subsequent testing reassures you that you were not infected previous to this encounter.  Good job for practicing very safe sex!

Terri
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44 months ago
Hi Terri,

Ok I will do so. I just got freaked out because some of the Internet forums that I saw were saying a handjob is a risk. Till I stumbled upon this website. 

Thank you for answering you and the team of doctors really do a great job with helping people on this forum. 

Thank- you
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
44 months ago
You are most welcome.  None of the three of us believe that a handjob presents a risk for transmission of an STD. 

Terri
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