Ok, so at the beginning of the week I went to the STI clinic as I noticed a rash and a few spots 'down there'. The nurse I saw said it was herpes, although it was unusual as it was very mild and I had no other symptoms (itchiness/pain/flu-like illness etc). She took a swab to see if it was type 1 or 2 but I haven't got the results of it yet. I told my partner (the only person I've ever slept with), he freaked out, went to a private clinic and got his results today, stating that he does not have herpes. If he doesn't have it, then how could I have it? I suppose the only possibility is that he maybe has the virus in his mouth and passed it on during oral sex, but he says he's never actually had a cold sore in his life.
Does anyone else have experience of misdiagnosis of herpes? What else could the rash/spots be?
Is this true?