1. It should be.
2. All tests fluctuate from time to time. These differences are not meaningful.
3. Get an HIV test so you can stop worrying. Besides, from your description I highly doubt that you have either herpes or molluscum.
4. I more than suspect that your pain is due to anxiety over possibly having herpes.
5. Valtrex only works if you have herpes. Since I don't think you do, I'm not surprised that it isn't helping.
6. If it isn't herpes, it doesn't matter which anti-herpes drug you use.
I think the help you need is counseling. Please get an opinion from a dermatologist, who can tell you once and for all whether the bumps you have mean anything at all. If that isn't enough to reassure you, please look into psychological help to get past this episode so you can get on with your life.
Having similar problems myself, but not being a Doctor, I hope that I can at least put SOME of your fears away.
If you ONLY received oral sex from this experience, your chance for contracting HIV is virtually 0. If you engaged in vaginal sex, as the insertive partner, your chance is still pretty low for a single exposure. Many experts argue that HIV testing after 6-8 weeks (see Dr. Handsfield's advice in the STD forum) is conclusive enough; but the official "window" period that the CDC states is 3 months. Again, I'm not a doctor, but I think you're OK with regards to HIV and that you shouldn't be too worried about that; though a 3 month HIV test to quell your fears might help.
With regards to HSV -- well, I can't help you with that. But it's not HIV and that's a start. Just relax (or try ;-) until you hear from Dr. Rockoff!
Hey you say you are having some similar problems as myself, have you everbeen diagnosed with herpes, if not what do your doctors think you have??
I'm having similar problems with regard to anxiety regarding some indiscretions with my sexual experience.
From what I understand (again, I'm not a Doctor), it's darn near impossible to get HSV2 by recieving oral sex. It IS however, possible to get HSV1. Genital HSV1 infection tends to have little asyptomatic shedding and recurrences.
You might want to browse through the STD forum and see if other cases match your own while you're waiting for an official response.
I think anxiety is your main concern. It certainly is mine. You did your part and saw the doctors and got tested. Your odds of aquiring HIV or herpes from a single incident is very low. Especially HIV if you are a straight male. Herpes outbreaks usually occur 1-20 days after exposure and would appear in clusters of bumps or blisters. Even if she did have herpes and didnt have an outbreak, asymptomatic shedding occurs 2-5% of days in a year or 18 days in a year at most. Plus your herpes select test is 90% accurate at 6 weeks, 10 weeks is even better than this! So the odds are greatly in your favor you didnt catch anything. Nothing ever is 100%, but you have to trust the doctors because its all in your head. Im in the same boat as you although Im not greatly concerned about HIV because Im a straight male and herpes is much more common, but still hard to transmit in a single exposure. I had questionable partners in the past and didnt always use protection. Lesson learned. All we can both do now is move on and let the past stay in the past. Take care and god bless.
What about the eczema of my figer tips?? my docter prescribed triamcinolone acetonide cream .1%, i have been using it acout a week and a half and no help really, is there anything better or stonger i can ask for by name. I have an appointment next week with a dermatoligist i just want to make sure i know what to ask for when i tell him this isnt working. Also is there any home remeadies for this, or lotions, or changes i can make in my life to keep my finger tips from constantally peeling?? Again thanks Doc!!