Sexually Transmitted Diseases/please help identify

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I had an unprotected sexual encounter 8 days ago.  I noticed this yesterday on my penis.  It almost looks like a small cut but I do not recall any event that would have made that happen.  After some research on the internet, I am nervous that this may be herpes.  

Please help me identify what this is.  

Thanks,
Bill

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Bill,

Actually it looks more like an abrasion from unprotected intercourse. Surface abrasions shear off skin-especially when you don't use a water or silicone based lubricant or barrier method. This will heal on its own, however, if you want to use a dab of hydrocortisone or antibacterial cream to speed up the process that's fine too!

Cheers,

John

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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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