Hi MTB831, I am experiencing the same symptoms
. 5 years ago, I had a horrible pain in
my rectum that lasted for several weeks. When that cleared up, it moved to my urethra. Initial herpes tests came back negative, as did all other STD's. However, they then ran some kind of "Rapid herpes" test similar to a rapid HIV test, and said they did see signs of a "new infection". So, they put me on Valtrex, but it still took like 2 weeks for everything to clear up.