Are small bumps in pubic area post intercourse signs of herpes?
The risk of contracting HIV or other STDs like herpes is very unlikely.
Welcome to HCM. I have gone through your query and understand the concern you are worried about. Being your physician I will try to solve them at the earliest.
You had protected sex with a sex worker of unknown status then the risk of getting HIV or other STDs like herpes is very unlikely even though there was a small cut in your groin area so no need to worry or get tensed.
The bumps or blisters in pubic area along with cut in groin area are mostly due to some other infection but not related to HIV. Consult some skin specialist to isolate the cause and follow the treatment regime.
As such no test is required but for your mental satisfaction go for 4th generation HIV test after 2 weeks to be sure about your status and it will clear your doubts also. Be relaxed and don't get scared as the result will surely be in your favor.
It is not herpes.
Welcome back and thanks for follow-up.
I have looked on the image and it doesn't looks like herpes. These lesions may be due to some allergy or fungal infection. Consult dermatologist, follow the treatment regime and you will be fine soon.
You can go for full STD panel test.
You can go for herpes vital culture or PCR antigen detection than antibody test because it is not so reliable even after 4-6 weeks of infection.
Apart from herpes alone you can go for STD panel test which will also include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis etc. Don't get feared and get tested.
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