I am a 37 year old male, who weighs 195 lbs, and I am 5.10 feet tall. I had blisters on my penis, so I went to a clinic. The doctor said that it appears to be herpes, but because I do not have pain, fever, or any other symptoms, he believed this was from friction. He told me to get HSV-1 and HSV-2 tests, which came back negative. However, I have read that this test may have been done too soon and my body might not have enough antibodies to detect the disease. Is this correct? If you have blisters from herpes, would not your body immediately have antibodies building up to fight the virus causing this, enough to register on the blood work? I am attaching a photo of the blisters.
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I picked up a copy of the reports today, and the test performed was IgG. I have read it could take up to 12 weeks to get an accurate result. I have had no other symptoms. However, I think it might be herpes too. Unfortunately, the doctor again said that it was not herpes because I had no pain. But I have read that it is not a significant symptom. Am I right?
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