[Question #6803] Herpes

10 months ago
Hi, I did have a handjob for 2 minutes then a blowjob for almost 1 minute after a massage without using a condom. I didn’t have any sores or anything on my penis except that I do have I think it’s called “PPP” only in the glans 3 uniform lines, but the dot’s became a little bit larger and I did notice that on the 8’th week. It’s the 10’th week and still no symptoms. I did make an HIV + Syphillis + herpes-2 blood Igg test on the 8’th week and they all did came back negative... I’m 23 and I didn’t have any sexual experience of any kind before. 
I was wondering if I need to wait for a month or two then do the tests again? I’m so depressed and worried that i have Herpes but without signs. I really don’t know what to do 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
10 months ago
You do not need to redo the tests, no.  The handjob presents zero risk and the oral sex for one minute is also very low risk, given the very short time and the fact that it was a one-time event.  And you had no sores on your penis after the encounter, which is very good. The risk here is HSV 1, not HSV 2, as well I think you should move on from this encounter.  Even if you did do an IgG test for HSV 1 (which it doesn't seem that you've had yet from your post), and it was positive, we could not know if it was a genital or oral infection.  You don't mention ever in your life having had a cold sore - I'm assuming you would have mentioned that if it was the case.    I honestly think you're fine here!

Terri
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