But yeah, that's really terrible. The chances of a herpes infection being localized to the foreskin are slim, to say the least. From wikipedia: "In males, the lesions may occur on the shaft of the penis, in the genital region, on the inner thigh, buttocks, or anus. In females, lesions may occur on or near the pubis, labia, clitoris, vulva, buttocks, or anus."
Circumcision won't do s**t against it unless only the foreskin is infected. How can any doctor think that circumcision will help a genital herpes infection? It baffles my mind.