I believe that I contracted HSV from a recent sexual encounter. A new partner and I performed oral sex on each other about a week ago, and after that he informed me that he was developing a strep throat infection.
About two days following our tryst, I went to the doctor and got prescribed Azithromycin
for which I have now completed the full treatment (5 days).
During this time, I began to develop cold sore blisters around my lips in addition to the swelling/white spots in my throat. I also have noticed small bumps which resemble acne on the base of my penis.
I was worried and so went to a clinic for an set of STI blood tests. However, upon further research, I understand that HSV antibodies
may not even be in my bloodstream for some time to come.
I am concerned that the condition in the back of my throat (and everywhere really) is going to get worse while I wait for the antibodies to build up.
Is it possible that my family care practitioner might be able to diagnose me with a visual inspection and prescribe medication for either HSV-1 or HSV-2? I ask because I do not have medical insurance, and I have already spent about 500 dollars trying to get help.
Thanks in advance!