[Question #5762] Herpes 2 transmission

20 months ago
Approximately 6.5 weeks ago I visited an Asian massage parlor and  I think she might have touched her vagina and then touched my penis  while she was masturbating me. Well I have been freaking out ever since then. I have been tested for a whole panel of std’s.  On day 14 of  possible exposure  I developed a very mild burning on my left scrotum, there is not any  visible  redness  of any kind. This burning lasted for several days and went away for about two weeks only to start again . It’s been going on for about 8 days now.  I still do not see any redness at all. Also there is no discomfort when touched. I had a Igg herpes 2 test at 5.5 weeks which was negative. Could this be anxiety causing my burning? Also I have ordered a western blot kit , which  by the time it arrived and I get tested  it will be just over 8 weeks.  It’s been roughly 33 days since mild burning started, should I have seen some kind of blisters or lesions by now?

Thanks
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
20 months ago
Masturbation is NOT a risk for transmission of herpes.  And I see no reason for doing a western blot for this contact, none whatsoever, unless you need it to feel at peace.  This activity is just not a risk for transmission of herpes at all.

Terri
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20 months ago
Thank you for replying.  I wish I could explain this mild burning sensation on the left side of scrotum? So you think that if vaginal fluid was on her hand  and then touched my penis that the risk of transmission is minimal.? The anxiety has been horrendous for the last several weeks. My western blot kit should arrive this week and I would like to see about going through you to get this done through our local Any Labs Now.  I would like to take this test at the 8 week mark. How do I go about scheduling and payment. It’s nice to know there are people out there as yourself that can comfort and reassure people at stressful times like these. Thanks again for your help.


Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
20 months ago
I absolutely think that activity is a very very minimal if any transmission risk, yes. 
I would be happy to help you obtain the test through my website, westoverheights.com, but you should know that UW recommend waiting 12 weeks to do it, not 8, for a final test.  You could certainly do it twice if you think you just don't want to wait longer than 8 weeks to test.  You will do the visit through the evisit system where you will enter your credit card as part of your registration and I will charge your card after we talk for the consult and the test itself.
I'm glad I can be here to help you

Terri
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