Dear Dr. Lowe,
Thank you very much for answering my questions. I had seen my PA because my MD wasn't available. He couldn't tell what my lesion was. And my lesion had gone now. It lasted for 11 days total. I had only one very small lesion. It was painful to touch and when I showered the area. Othertimes, it didn't bother me at all. No problems with long run for almost 4 hours/ 20miles on day 2 the lesion occured or biking 25 miles on day 9. I had no fever. I wasn't completely sure if it is herpes lesion even I had seen some herpes pictures on the internet. After consult with a MD, my PA asked me to have blood test for HIV, RPR, HSV1 and 2 in a couple weeks. I had the first two tested negative in the past, so I am not concern of those. My concern regarding HSV1 is, I almost certain that I will test positive for the HSV1 as I was growing up with cold sores before I sexually active. I afraid to have blood test done now and confirm that I have HSV1 and my PA dx me with STD/ genital herpes. Then it will be in my medical record and I am subject to tell my future partner (broke up with my boyfriend recently) about my STD instead of cold sore in my mouth in the past? The lesion could be caused by herpes, but if the lesion wasn't caused by herpes, I just don't think it is fair to me to have this genital herpes dx. People have cold sores in the past don't have to follow all the precautions as people dx with STD when they have a stable partner/ get married. Am I right? What should I do? Your opinion is greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much for your valuable time.