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Painless. Lightly itchy breakout in pubic area. Curious if

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Painless. Lightly itchy breakout in pubic area. Curious if this is an std?No discharge. No fever. No painful urination.Paranoid about herpes had an encounter yesterday protected.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here. Will be answering you shortly

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

No not herpes for sure. Could be molluscum contagiosum.

In most cases, if you have a healthy immune system, it will not be necessary to treat the lesions caused by molluscum contagiosum. The bumps will fade away without medical intervention.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Chances of hsv2 from protected encounters?
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Well condoms don’t prevent herpes transmission, but they help, cutting down the rate of transmission to 30%. Condoms are not totally effective because genital herpes only require skin-to-skin contact to spread, so the areas that the condom does not cover are still susceptible. Some people get herpes even though they’ve always used condoms! Nonetheless, using a condom is a great idea and reducing the chancing by almost a third is nothing to sneeze at. For example, if you’re a man who is not having an outbreak, you would have an 8% chance of giving it to your partner. But using a condom, you’d bring that number down.

Hope it addresses your query