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Herpes risk after condom broke

Hi,

I am a 26 y/o male and had sex with a female prostitute from Thailand 2 weeks ago.

Timeline:
day 0: sex, condom broke. Afterwards, washed penis several times with soap and dried it with a hairdryer
day 1: panic, started PEP (Trizivir)
day 6: tip of penis was very dry, looked a bit flaky, that night I felt ill (I thought this was the pep, as I wasn't feeling well all week)
day 7: tip of penis ok
day 12: itchy sensation in urethra, no lesions up to this day, no burning when peeing
day 14: today, still having an itchy sensation, still no lesions

other info:
- I am circumsized
- the itch is rather mild, but is always there (it also stays in my mind...)

questions:
1) what is the change I contracted herpes? (suppose the condom broke for 5 minutes before noticing)
2) does washing help against Herpes? some sources say it does, other say it doesn't
3) is a itchy urethra a sign of herpes?
4) what else can this itch be? Soap? other STDs?
5) what is the chance of HIV transmission?

Thanks!
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675718_tn?1321008971
there is a risk for anything she may of have in the near future if your going to be sexually active get tested often ok :)
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Avatar_m_tn
Yes, but I would like to know how my specific case is... What are the chances? I'm quite worried :/
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101028_tn?1348750963
washing up after sex doesn't do anything but make you less sticky. std's don't lay on the skin to work their way into the body over time - they are transmitted during the sex act itself so after the fact is too late.  You can actually give yourself a chemical urethritis from getting soap and other chemicals into the urethra when scrubbing up after a sexual encounter.  

since you had a condom break, you should follow up with proper std testing at the proper times. You can test for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trich and ngu any time after 1 week post encounter. you can test for syphilis after 6 weeks. herpes, hiv and hepatitis after 3 months.  

odds are you irritated your penis or even have a fungal infection going on. you need to follow up on this with your provider while covering your testing bases properly.  nothing about your symptoms sounds like herpes going on and odds are it's not even a std.

grace
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Avatar_m_tn
Thank you for the quick response!

I am now on day 16 and have experienced the following:
- still itchy urinal tract
- urinating helps the itch
- pressure on lower back
- I feel constipated, stool is quite hard
- had a dull pain in my upper thigh (left)
- dull pain in testicles

all the pains were easily bearable.

Can these things be signs of herpes?
I am so worried, when you look online, I can only find contradictory information it seems :/
Everything is a symptom...
please help me out here..
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101028_tn?1348750963
nothing you've mentioned sounds herpes related.

be seen for basic urine testing and an exam.

grace
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Avatar_m_tn
I have an appointment with my doctor for next week..

Can you inform me what's the chance of getting herpes from this contact?
I found a lot of different info, and would like to know more about this.

thanks for your help!
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Avatar_m_tn
Oh, and also, I have to urinate more often than normal...
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101028_tn?1348750963
the risk of herpes from a one time encounter is very low in general.
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Avatar_m_tn
Thanks!

Final question:
I noticed that I have an anal fissure, probably because of hard stool. the area is also quite red, looks like anal eczema. Is it likely that this is herpes?

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101028_tn?1348750963
you have to go and have it looked at.

if you are having constipation issues, I certainly wouldn't be thinking herpes as a cause right away.
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