Hi, firstly stating no outbreaks means its not active is not correct as shedding of hsv2 genital occurs 15% of the time, meaning the virus is on the surface with no visible sores at the time.
Im not saying these to scare you, only to educate you.
If she has hsv2 genital, you can reliably rule out facial hsv 2 as its not common. So this leads us to you penis pimple, and from what your describe it would appear as that, a pimple as genital herpes sores are most often painful, are on the shaft, and cluster.
Swabs are only good for showing a positive as can miss it for various reasons. To confirm if you have herpes, take a blood test igG type specific.
Hope this was helpful.
Thank you very much for replying. I appreciate for taking the time to answer me. Are you a doctor or just know about the disease?
Do you think it is recommendable for me to do the test? I red that sometimes the test is even more detrimental than the result (false positives). Moreover, I told my doctor that I wanted to have also the blood test when she did the cultural test. And she said that I am at low risk that the pimple was not herpes, that I shouldn't get the blood test. Also the CDC does not recommend it. I am pretty sure that my doctor wont recommend the blood test.
Just by my symptoms, what do you think? is it herpes or it can be other STD or just a pimple?
Blood testing would be recommended if you have a regular partner or sexually active for the protection of others. False positive issues are easily resolved by a second test.
Just know about herpes.
Thank you brother. I tried to post this in the "Ask doctor" forum but it says that there are not receiving questions. It is my first time in this site. do you know whats going on? why I cant ask a doctor?
Its closed down but what ive advised is mostly from the experts past replies.
This is the only issue here. You had possible exposure to herpes through sex and you have not taken a blood test to confirm your status. Swabs are only good for showing a positive as miss things in the sway. You have a regular partner and need to 100% cofirm you dont have herpes for their protection.