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Am I infected with genital herpes?

I was given an oral without protection by a girl. About 8 weeks later I observed a small red dot on my penis glans. It stared growing and became a 2 mm spot within 4 days. I waited to see if it would go away. But it kept growing bigger. So I had to visit the doctor after 10 days and he got me tested for HSV 1 & 2, HIV 1 & 2, VDRL. All the results came negative.
HSV 1 & 2 IgG (ELISA) - 0.07 Ratio
HSV 1 & 2 IgM - 0.23 Ratio

HIV Antibody (Elisa) 0.01

VDRL / Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR Test), Serum - Non-reactive

Blood Sugar - Normal

B12 - Very Low (So I am taking weekly B12 injections now)

I was told that it could be a bacterial infection and he prescribed the following:

1) Anti bacterial cream called Fourderm. - 3 times in a day
2) ZiFi Turbo Tablets which contain Cefixime and Linezolid - 5 days - Morning & Night
3) Anti Fungal Table - Fluconazole 150 table - daily 1 tablet for 5 days.
4) Zerodol - SP for inflammation.

By third day I could see that the spot on the penis glans is gone. So I stopped taking ZiFi Turbo and continued to use the cream for 2 more days and started using Fluconazole 150 and used for only 1 day and stopped.

But after 5 days again I could see that there are multiple more such small dots coming up.
I was terrified and started using Fluconazole 150 for 4 days along with Fourderm cream. But there is no use.

So I started using ZiFi Turbo and used them for 3 days again along with Zerodol SP. The things got worse. The spots grew bigger and also the old spot that was gone came back. All the multiple dots grew bigger and became a big spot on my penis glans. The foreskin also got infected. It was slightly paining. There was discharge coming from the big, small spots and infected foreskin. The penis glans skin was peeling. I thought this could be a yeast infection and stopped eating sweets and started taking lots of natural yogurt along with regular food. As I was away from my home town all these 10 days, finally I called the doctor and sent him the photos of infection.

I expected him to say that it was yeast infection. But to my shock he said that I may have to start using antiviral drugs for genital herpes and he prescribed the following and said lets see result after 5 days.

1) Acivir 200 mg - 5 tablets every 5 hours
2) Herpex cream - Evening and Night
3) Fourderm - 2 times daily

I was tested after 9 weeks of exposure after I got a symptom. The result showed negative. But the doctor has prescribed antiviral drugs for genital herpes now.

I am posting the link to the image of the infection - http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/show/633729?personal_page_id=5278514
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3149845 tn?1506631371
Hi, none of what you mention suggests herpes and testing at the 9 week mark is almost a certain indicator that you dont have hsv genital. Bottom line is if the girl did not have any lip sores at the time, your risk would be close to zero that you got infected.
You can have the area swabbed and tests liike a PCR  to shed light on what this is. Also 8 weeks is way outside the window for first time outbreaks as on average occur after the first week.
I would stop taking the Acivir and retest at the 3 months mark as it will affect the test and the Herpes cream is zero help also. It wont do anything
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Hi,
Thank you very much for your hopeful reply. But is it possible that the result came negative due to B12 deficiency (value is less than 100)? As you said I shall get tested again after 3 months for HIV and HSV. I also want to get a blood count test for WBC and RBC.
Hi,
Thank you very much for your hopeful reply. But is it possible that the result came negative due to B12 deficiency (value is less than 100)? As you said I shall get tested again after 3 months for HIV and HSV. I also want to get a blood count test for WBC and RBC.
3149845 tn?1506631371
The B12 doesnot affect the test and you dont need testing for HIV as oral is no risk.
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Under what situations antibodies do not developed in the body even after getting infected with herpes? In such cases may be the vales may give negative report.
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