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A 40-year-old male asked:

Hello doctor. can a virgin male contact genital herpes hsv. igg/igm blood test both negative after some weeks.could it be another infection of penis.is there anyother nonsexual infection with similar symptoms to genital herpes. thanks?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Your question is not entirely clear. A virgin male could get genital herpes from oral sex. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see a doctor. Wish you good health!
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
It takes up to 12 weeks, even 16 weeks sometimes, for the HSV blood tests to become positive. (But IgM testing is useless anyway; only IgG results are valid.) There are many causes of genital skin problems other than herpes or other STIs. See a doctor, preferably a dermatologist.
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