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Starting a new question (I was the one who just asked about the RNA test). What about HIV-2? I worry because the RNA test only test for HIV-1. Also I'm certain the woman has anything, but I also worry about herpes. I asked a doctor and he said the bumps on my penis aren't herpes but fordyce or blocked skin pores and a pimple (see attachment). Do you concur?
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Richard Han
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Thank you for accepting my precious answer and requesting me for this question. Yes, I concur with the doctor you previously asked, the attached pictures definitely do NOT appear to be consistent with herpes lesions at all.
You are correct in that the HIV RNA test only checks for HIV 1. While there is an HIV 2 strain, it exists virtually exclusively in West Africa only. Hence, with you condom use, residing in the US, no need to check for HIV 2 in my opinion. Anything else?
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Just one last message. I know herpes can be spread even with condom use although it's unlikely when there are no active lesions. However, I worry! Should I get tested for herpes, if so both or just herpes 2. I apologize if I being annoying I just stress myself so much. I was told not to worry about any STD but I can't stop worrying. I have had night sweats since March 9th. However four day before hand I had gotten a physical with complete blood count. Everything was fine so I assume I don't need another CBC and that the night sweats/chills are anxiety related. Another doctor even said I don't need another.In summary my questions are:
1. With no symptoms do I need to get a herpes test?
2. Do you concur with not needed another CBC?
3. Lastly, can anxiety really cause night sweats/chills?
I understand, no need to apologize at all, you are not annoying and answering your questions is what I’m here for!
1. Doesn’t sound like you really need a herpes test, however if you’re getting the HIV RNA blood test anyway and again along the idea previously stated about peace of mind, why not go ahead and get the herpes blood panel for IgG for both type 1 and 2. You’ll get a definitive answer and put your mind at ease.
2. I concur, no need for another CBC but again with the above blood testing, it’d be very easy to repeat it a way to get back more normal results for the aforementioned peace of mind.
3. Yes, absolutely, anxiety can cause all sorts of physical symptoms including night sweats and chills.
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