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My girlfriend kissed me on the lips, french kiss ,and two weeks later, ulcers appeared on my lips. knowing that we tested for all stds the day before the kiss including rpr and hiv/p24. do i need to take any test? i have had oral herpes since child?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

By far the main cause of mouth or lip ulcers is herpes; this might just be a worse than usual recurrence of your longstanding infection. Two weeks is too long for symptoms of a new HSV infection, and anyway you are immune to a new infection with HSV type 1. To confirm the likely diagnosis,have an HSV PCR test from the ulcers ASAP -- within 2-3 days of onset, if possible. Good luck.

Answered 9/3/2023

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