I got diagnosed with HSV2 recently. The number of antibodies in my blood indicates I've had it for "a long time." I only got tested as part of a battery of STD tests, and I came back positive. I have been going nuts trying to find symptoms on my body since I never knew I had it before the blood test. I had previously been diagnosed as having contact dermatitis (allergic to my soap) in my groin area. After putting cortisone cream on it, it went away. I have also (in the past 3-5 years) started breaking out with pimples located in the following areas: -- Lower buttocks where they attach to back of thighs -- Back of thighs extending from lower buttocks to almost exactly halfway between lower buttocks and knees. I had looked up these symptoms on the Internet, and they sounded like boils, not herpes. My boils do not heal without scarring as it sounds like herpes lesions do. They also seem to be chronic, as opposed to cyclical, and symmetric (on the backs of both thighs equally) as opposed to asymmetrical. In addition, the location coincides almost exactly to where my body presses against a chair while sitting (I sit all day at work). I am thinking my body is reacting to heat or soap allergies where my body is pressing against the chair(s). My only concern is that I started taking Valtrex on Tuesday to decrease likelihood of transmission, with the hope that this guy I like will change his mind and have sex with me, and the boils suddenly cleared up (by Saturday)!! I cannot find any discussion of the usual location and appearance of herpes sores on the "buttocks and thighs." If you have these, where are they, what do they look like, and how do they behave?