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A 26-year-old male asked:

3 itchy skin bumps have appeared on the shaft of my penis. 2 on one side and 1 on the other they dont look like pimples almost like a bug bite. could it be herpes or hpv?. my only sexual encounter was in the past 2 months. was a handjob from escort?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Your description doesn't sound like either herpes or warts, and you've already been told that hand-genital contact carries no STD risk. That includes HPV and herpes.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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Thanks for the thanks -- but you had nothing to apologize for!
Apr 4, 2023

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Sorry to ask again. Is negative syphilis home rapid test using colloidal gold method conclusive after 6 wks.Exposure was a handjob only 6 & 1/2 weeks ago.Last week had raised pimple like bump on head of penis, seemed to pop and form flat open blister?
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