In the beginning of November, I had unprotected sex with my then bf. Two days later, there was a spot that burned like crazy when I peed. so i went to the health center and the n.p said it looked like a herpes sore. she did a blood test and it came back negative. i should also add that we had had VERY rough sex and i had dried out a little- i thought he might have torn me, which was reinforced when the test came back neg. the np wanted me to re-test in 6 weeks, which i did. during those six weeks, even the beginning sore, i have never had symptoms even close to what i have read herpes looks like. however, i re-tested and it came back positve. i can't go back to see the np until later this week, & these questions are making me crazy. does anyone have any input?
Question about herpes
Why didn't the NP culture the sore? That is the most accurate test. Blood tests can provide false negatives.It could have been herpes, or it could have been a "chapped lip". Just try to relax, and see the doc again next week.
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