I'd still say it could be a reaction to the Aldara, and how you are using it. You will just need to wait and see what the test results say.
sounds like side effects to me, I am getting the same thing just not so intense
I called the doctor's office 3 days after the tests. I had asked to do a comprehensive STD screen. When I called, the assitant/nurse told me only one result had come back - negative for HIV. I called again today (6 days later) and she said the finalized results were out but she could not tell me because the doctor is on vacation today and tomorrow and will only be back the day after tomorrow when I have my appointment. I knew about the Doctor being out on vacation on Mon and Tue but I am not sure why she would feel OK to tell me about HIV negative on phone last week but not feel OK to tell me results of the herpes (and other) STD tests. Does this mean that it's bad news? If it was standard policy/law to tell face to face, she would have done it for HIV test too. When I asked her about it she said "I just told you the HIV one so you wouldn't worry". The wait is driving me crazy :(
Ohhh I'm sorry. Maybe she got in trouble for telling you about the HIV? Good luck - I hate waiting.
Thank you all for your advice and help. All tests came back negative including the HSV1 and HSV2 blood reports and the skin culture from the sore. It was a side effect of aldara on top of which I got a mild bacterial infection. They saw the bacterial activity in the sore but nothing else. My sore has healed completely now though the skin is still tender and yet to come back to normal color. The HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C all were negative too. To people who used aldara and got what the doctor says or you think look like mild, hardly painful, herpes-like, weepy open sores, please don't be afraid and get a test done to calm your mind. Also, use Aldara according to instructions. Don't overuse it and make sure you wash it off well the next morning. Also, I would prefer nitro freezing than using a chemical. Nitro freezing was absolutely painful and quick. But please get the herpes test done as soon as possible since if the sores close the skin culture tests won't be as reliable. And always use a condom and pick your partners well and insist on them getting a STD screen before you become intimate with them. I know more about herpes than I ever did before and I am glad I do now. The fact that you can get it despite using a condom through genital skin contact and despite the fact that your partner never had a breakout or the fact that you can get it through oral sex and even cold sores makes it absolutely essential you be careful. Also, if someone you like or love has herpes, try to have the strength of character to look beyond that. It's unfortunate that they have herpes but there are so many other things that are wrong with other people that are far worse. Herpes is afterall just a skin condition - it's not dirty, it's does not mean that your partner was promiscous, just unlucky. It is managable and with precaution your partner may never get it though there is always a risk. There are many wonderful people out there with this condition and it breaks my heart to think that people have so much stigma against genital herpes.
Great post. :) You are so right.
I'm glad that you got answers and are feeling better. The nitro is quick, and many people prefer it.
I just wanted to submit an errata. I said "Nitro freezing was absolutely PAINFUL...". But I meant to say "Nitro freezing was absolutely PAINLESS...". The only reason the Doctor recommended aldara was because I just had one very very very small wart that he wasn't even sure was from HPV and it was too small for a gun. I would not prefer any chemical in comparison to nitro freezing unless nitro freezing doesn't work at all for you.
Yeah I figured that's what you meant. :)