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    Had sex with a girlfriend who had a "poison ivy rash" (scared out of my mind)
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    misterwillis posted:
    For the past couple of weeks, I've been hooking up with a girl I met a club. The sex is always safe, if there is no condom then I won't have sex.

    Well last night, I noticed she had a small bruise on her arm followed by what looked like a rash on her arms. So I asked her what happened, and she says that she was wrestling in the grass and got a hold of poison ivy.

    My guess is she got into a fight and tussled along some grass and poison ivy somewhere.

    I turned the lights on as we got undressed and she had this rash outbreak all over her lower legs, hip, and right thigh. I put my underwear back on, slipped through the boxer slit, and put on the protection.

    I was so uncomfortable that I stopped in the middle of our get together. After I left, my paranoia replayed what happened: I wore a condom. I kept my boxers on. And I was in a position where I didn't touch the rash.

    But I'm concerned. Because I'm not sure if HSV-1 or HSV-2 spreads like that. I know shingles does, but what are the chances of it flaring up on a women in her mid-20s?

    My question, I suppose, would be: Could her allergic reaction rash infect me? Do other STIs (besides HSV-1 and 2) resemble poison ivy? Should I be concerned?
     
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    georgiagail responded:
    Poison Ivy is not passed on even if you touched this rash.
     
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    dazedand responded:
    You won't get infected with her posion ivy rash as it doesn't spread like that. BUT could that be a syphilis rash??


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