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how is it possible for me to infected with hsv when i did use a condom on a sex worker??
hi dr,

i've been diagnosed with HSV-2 4 weeks back by a dermatologist. but 2 weeks after infection, i went for a blood test lgg, but both came out negative, i had unprotected oral sex from a sex worker and protected vaginal intercourse. so i do wonder how i got infected, on top of that am i at a high risk of contracting HIV as i do not know the medical back ground of the sex worker.

many thx


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This is not the docotors forums you have to pay to post there.

Was the diagnosis done via visual exam or with a culture?  

Visual diagnosis is wrong 1/3 of the time even with HSV experts.  Get an IgG test after 12 weeks from this encounter.Condoms don't protect but about 30% as they don't cover the entire area that if the person can have an outbreak which can lead to transmission.
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thx mistakeguy,

the diagnosis is done via visual exam, he given me viral drug to be taken 3times daily for 5 days inclusive of topical cream usage. hence it prettyy sure then it's a herpes outbreak isnt it, the drugs prescribed is acv 400. will there be other viral infection having the same symptoms as genital herpes???

on top of that am i in the high risk segment for contracting HIV?? i went to the dermatologist today, i told him i've taken a hsv type 1 & 2 antibody test, it shows negative, he told me it is most likely that the virus aborted the infection due to early medication. i started medication roughly 6 days after 1st symptoms appears. urinating pain n etc..
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