I've been dealing with recurrent folliculitis (I believe that is what it is) in my groin. Specifically, the top (mons pubis) and only occasionally on the hair bearing labia majora. Only once had I gone to a Dr, because I believed I needed antibiotics, and they looked at it and said it was folliculitis(prescribed antibiotics and it cleared up).
However. I can't seem to get myself to stop wondering if it's herpes. I get a STD test 2x per year, and the test includes a pcr herpes test - It's a cervical swab.
I've been negative for everything.
I'm curious to know, how accurate is a PCR test when it is a swab from the cervix? The last time I was in I did have some of these sores/folliculitis/irritation happening, so if it was herpes it was "active" during the time of the swab.