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I've been having a burning/numbing feeling inside my penis head for about 2 weeks. It looks inflamed on the tip and inside of my penis. I also have a red rash over the shaft of my penis. Whenever I urinate or ejaculate it burns and causes me discomfort. I'm positive I've have the hpv virus but is this apart of it or anothe std?

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Hi John,

First of all, the only positive way of telling if you have anything bacterial or viral is by doing an STI panel, which involves a blood test and a scrape sample. With that said, especially if you've had unprotected intercourse, you could be showing preliminary signs of chlamydia or gonorrhea, but the real culprit could be something much simpler and less pernicious: a fungal or yeast infection. Yes men get them too. Its called balanitis and your symptoms match it almost perfectly. The only way to get rid of that is by prescription medication, so consult your primary care provider or specialist right away for an appointment and don't put it off!

Stay Safe,

John

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John Brice

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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