I never in my life had sex without a condom and I'm very responsible with STDs. Every year I get tested. This year (March) I asked for all STD tests available (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes 1, herpes 2, syphilis, hepatitis A, B and C, HIV, HPV). I got negative results for all of them. The herpes one it was a type specific, the one that detects antibodies and my results were something like HSV-1 <0.34 and HSV-2 <0.27. But, two months ago I had PROTECTED sex with a guy much older than me and with a lot of sexual experiences.
A week after that, right after my period, I had irritation, burning, itching, all over my vagina. I had a yeast infection before, and I had the same symptoms, except that this time I didn’t have vaginal discharge. I checked myself everyday with an 8x mirror, everywhere, and didn’t see anything weird, except for the irritation and swelling because of my constant scratching. I thought it was caused by the fact that I wore a pair of panties that I washed with Clorox and weren’t completely dry when I put them on. I DIDNT have any sores, NO blisters, NO red patches, the itching was all over (not in an specific location), DIDNT have vaginal discharge nor discomfort while urinating, no fever, no pain. I had the "normal" yeast infection symptoms!
Because I didn’t have any discharge, I wasn’t completely sure it was a yeast infection, so I used Vagisil, which helped but after a while symptoms came back. I used Monistat and worked perfectly, I felt a lot better. After the third day I was back to normal, I still had a little irritation left, but I think it was a consequence of all the scratching. I have checked myself every day, several times a day, for any signs of blisters, sores, etc, and nothing yet.
By your experience, should I suspect that I have herpes? I’m worried because I read that sometimes a herpes outbreak can be confused with a yeast infection.
Thank you very much for your advice!