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Can you get genital herpes from oral sex...with a prostitute?

I’m a 22-year-old male. I always had protected sex with only one girlfriend. Then, six months ago, I got drunk at a bachelor party and received oral sex from a prostitute. I’ve developed red bumps with white heads that come and go in the area around my penis. The most recent bump is larger, darker red and filled with pus (like a large pimple) and is now getting smaller and a little crusty around the edges. I also have similar bumps on the edges of my eyelids and around my mouth. I’m concerned...what do you think?

Did I get oral herpes from oral sex?

Yesterday, I performed oral sex on a man. Today, I have what look like little pimples on the corner of my mouth. They’re sore, so I’m wondering if they might be herpes.

I intimately kissed a girl...a few days later I noticed a white sore under my tongue and then a red sore on my lip. Are these STD symptoms?

I intimately kissed a girl, and few days later I got a small white sore under my tongue and then on my lower inside lip. And now I have a small light red sore on my outside lip and it itches. Are these symptoms of an STD?

Can you tell me when to test for herpes?

I’m worried that I might have herpes. Can you tell me more about when to get tested?

What is a herpes test?

What is a herpes test? Is it a blood test? What else do I need to know about it? 

How can you test for herpes?

I think it might be a good idea for me to get a herpes test. How can you test for herpes?

How do I test for herpes?

I’m think I should get tested for herpes, but I don’t know what’s available. How do I test for herpes?

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