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I am a 28 year old sexually active male. I had unprotected

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Hello. I am a 28 year old sexually active male. I had unprotected sex with a partner 6 months ago. Recently, I began to develop a slight burning sensation on the base of my shaft. It also itched a bit. Two or three days later there are small red blotches on the site. It also looks like there may be small bumps but my eyes are not that good. I believe this to be HSV II, but I am baffled that it took so long to show up. What is your opinion doc? I am going for a test tomorrow.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.
Doctor DanB :

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Doctor DanB :

You're correct. If this is a primary (first ever exposure) infection with HSV-2 then the incubation period is usually, at most, a couple of weeks between exposure and time to symptoms. That being said, some people don't even notice their symptoms of a primary infection and what you're experiencing now could be a latent, or reactivating infection. Also, though, it's quite possible that this is altogether something else, maybe even not infectious at all. Does that make sense?

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