Category: STIs, HIV, Hepatitis


My partner and I carry the oral herpes virus, but ...

Hi! I want to have unprotected oral sex with my partner, but we've both had cold sores before at some point in our life, therefore, we carry the oral herpes virus. I know that having oral sex during a herpes outbreak is an absolute no-no, but I was wondering, how high (or low) is the risk of giving my partner the genital herpes virus when I don't have any oral outbreaks (or vice versa) and we have unprotected oral sex? FYI: my partner and I are monogamous and long-term.



I have small reddish bumps at the base of my ...

I have small reddish bumps at the base of my glans. They sometimes get swollen and are painful to the touch. I am also uncircumcised. Is this normal for someone who is active sexually? I have also had some minor clear discharges with little to no burning. Does that coincide with the previous symptom?




Do I have herpes?

Hi....quick question. I have this spot on my tail bone. I noticed it about a year ago. It was a little bump that was very, very itchy. It went away, and because of the location I never questioned if it was an STI. Occasionally it will pop up again and itch, only this time I noticed that now there are two bumps. I started looking online, and am now wondering if it could possibly be herpes. What has me wondering though is that I have never had any sores or itching anywhere else. Also, I have been tested for STI's because of some surgery I needed, but do the doctors usually include herpes in the tests? And one last thing...I accidently touched my eye after touching the bump, and although the bump was almost healed, what are the chances of spreading it if it is herpes? Thanks so much...


I have tiny white bumps on the penis and around ...

I have tiny white bumps all over the base of my penis and around the testicles. The bumps on the testicles seem like they are attached to my pubic hair but the ones on the shaft dont have hair coming out from them. There is a slight discharge from my penis and if you squeeze these white bumps enough a little bit of white substance will come out. I have also noticed that my penis tends to be moist and kind of sticky. Is this a sign of STIs, and if so, do you know what kind it could possibly be? I have had these symptoms for a year or so.





Do I have herpes or another sexual transmited disease (STD)?

I went to the doctor because during sex my fiancé rubbed 2 raw spots on me. When the doctor looked she didn't say I had anything but that because of the area she wanted to run a test. I have no symptoms at all of herpes but I am freaking out and need some advice because now my fiancé thinks otherwise and I know I have only been with him for 5 some years. HELP