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Most sexually transmissible infections cannot be transmitted by rubbing genitals on one another. The germs that cannot be transmitted by such an encounter includes HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. These germs require some amount of penetration for transmission of the germs.
There are a couple of sexually transmissible germs that can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, such as genital herpes and HPV (genital warts). However, if you have not developed any genital sores or warts, then there is no reason for concern about these two germs.
So, if you have not had any sores or warts, your doctor is correct that you are fine. There is no reason for you to be concerned about this encounter.
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When genital herpes sores develop, they usually develop about 3-7 days after the exposure, although it can be up to 3 weeks. When genital warts develop, they usually develop about 2-3 months after exposure, although it can be as long as 6-8 months.
Other blood work would not have any abnormality in someone with either genital herpes or genital warts. There is a specific test for the herpes virus, but any other blood work would be normal. So, these other blood tests that were normal does not mean anything. The absence of sores or warts is what is significant.
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