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she informed me that she had developed herpes virus

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Hello, I have noticed in the past small red bumps on my pubic area. I have never engaged in ANY sexual activity at the time of the discovery. I have shaved my pubic rea in the past so I assume it is just shaving irritation. However, a few months ago I engaged in oral sex for the first time. Since I never had any sexual engagements prior I assumed it was still shaving irritation. A week or so later, the girl I engaged in oral sex with, informed me that she had developed herpes virus around her mouth area. Is it possible I had the herpes virus without ever doing anything with a girl before this? I literally haven't even kissed someone prior to this happening. Can the herpes virus develop from the shaving irritation alone? Please answer these questions. I am scared I somehow contracted this virus without ever having contact

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replied May 3rd, 2016
Sexual Health - Men Answer A57042
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Possibility of herpes with out any contact in past is not possible however oral coitus may lead to herpes as well. Get tested and we will know. These bumps are likely shaving burns. no worries.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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