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sorry about your first outbreak of herpes virus.
I take it is genital herpes?
are you male or female?
often times herpes can lay dormant for years and years and manifest and outbreak when your immune system is low and when you are not getting enough sleep.
it is difficult to impossible to know when you contracted the virus first. it could have been many years ago when you actually contracted the virus.
you don't have to worry about HIV unless you do IV drugs or have unprotected vaginal or anal sex with strangers or drug users.
your prior tests were negative for herpes virus IgG and IgM? so you are getting this repeated now?
what was cultured if the physical exam did not appear to be herpes.
I would have the herpes culture test repeated.
it may be a false positive or the specimen could have been switched by accident.
viral cultures are sometimes not the most accurate.
herpes ulcers tend to be very painful and an ulcer on the skin.
did the valtrex help this tan color bump?
get the blood test repeated.
if that doesn't show antibodies, then the lesion could have been walled off and may not have caused systemic immune response
and you may not have herpes in your system in the rest of your body.
if your repeat blood IgG and IgM levels continue to be negative, you don't have herpes in your system, so you don't have to take precautions or take antivlral therapy to prevent him from contracting it
do you have other questions?