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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: STD?

 kmjsn - Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:54 am

My boyfriend (33yrs old) after two years had an outbreak two weeks ago. His symptoms were; swollen lymph node in the groin and little blisters on the shaft of his penis that are painful to the touch. He told me that this was his first outbreak and that previously when we have had intercourse it has burned after. Suggesting that i had some type of infection that would cause the burning. What might this be, im worried it is an STD i myself have not had any symptoms that severe. It sounds like genital herpes, could it be AIDS/HIV?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:54 pm

User avatar Hi Kmjsn,

This description would make me quite suspicious of the herpes virus. I would recommend your boyfriend be evaluated to see if this is what is going on. Generally, the diagnosis can be made quite easily by visual inspection. Viral cultures can also be done for more definitive information.

Best wishes.

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