Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I can understand your concern.
You seem to be having an allergic contact dermatitis in that area which also has superadded bacterial infection. The itching and pimples are due to that. The allergy could be due to contact with an irritating substance and the bacterial infection have caused what we call as folliculitis.
I would recommend application of cortisone cream and mupirocin cream twice a day if you still have any rash. You can take tab. Claritin once a day for itching.
Please let me know if you have any queries.
Patient replied :
I do have more queries, if you please. Ok so to be clear, the pictures of the breakout area on my skin near the groin is NOT a primary herpes outbreak? And that none of the other symptoms I listed resemble genital herpes? Does me having had unprotective receptive vaginal and oral sex with a male partner of unknown status, who did not ejaculate inside of me, make me a strong candidate for an HIV infection? Do the early symptoms that present with HIV (acute retro viral syndrome) typically do so at around 7.5 weeks as I have been experiencing mild, sporadic pain in my groin and armpit area, a couple of minor headaches, weight loss of about 8 lbs, and just beginning last night a sore throat and mild muscle aches? As of now I have had no fever, no rash, and no feeling of swollen lymph nodes. Can you tell me what the most distinguishable and unmistakeable symptoms an early HIV infection would be and when do they typically present themselves after initial exposure? Do any of the symptoms I listed at 7.5 weeks post exposure fit the criteria of an HIV infection? And finally, I know the average time for a person to have symptoms from ARS is 2 - 6 weeks, but when is the latest time after exposure that acute retro viral syndrome can occur? Please Dr. Banodkar, give me your most detailed medical opinion of all my questions as I am extremely worried about my status and am desperately looking for answers. Thank you.
The pictures you sent does not show that you had herpes.
The symptoms that you mentioned could have indicated genital herpes if there were a cluster of fluid filled blisters which was not the case.
Acute retroviral syndrome usually presents at one month after the exposure. You would be considered to be at risk since you do not know the status of your partner , secretions during the sexual activity also carry a risk of hiv transmission.
The symptoms usually are of a flu like illness. Fever, cold, sore throat, body ache, fatigue, loss of appetite etc.
It's difficult to comment whether what you are suffering is an acute retroviral syndrome. It will be worthwhile to get a hiv test done now and one after three months from the initial exposure to get an idea whether hiv is positive or not. Just on the basis of your symptoms one cannot make a diagnosis of hiv.
I would recommend that you visit your doctor who can recommend the blood tests for you.