[Question #6745] Herpes worry

13 months ago
I have OCD. And had a past obsession around herpes. Had 2 negative Western blots. I try to avoid uneeded testing as a part of my OCD treatment. Wanted to know if this is an exposure that warrants any concern. Was getting a lap dance. Guy was nude. He briefly took my penis out of my underwear and gave me a handjob but my penis may have briefly rubbed up against his thigh or his lower butt cheek. I don’t think it did and if it did it was for a max of 30 seconds. No penetration and nowhere near his anus. Would there be any risk of transmission?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
13 months ago
This is not a risk for transmission.  I'm so glad that you wrote to me with your question rather than testing again.  Keep up the excellent work on your OCD!

Terri
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