|Lymph Nodes in the groin area
Apr 5, 1999
In November of 1998 I had oral sex with a homosexual male in which semen entered my mouth. Ive done alot of reading on the risks of this. I was tested at 14 days (Elisa blood test) at 45 days (Caltype hiv-1 urine test), and at 90 days with another ELISA Blood test) All were negative. I still have alot of anxiety over this as it was my first homosexual experience and then on top of it being faced with this. I havent been sick at all, but just recently i've had pain in the right side of my groin. I dont feel anything unusual like large lumps other than small pea like ones. I have been pushing on that area quite a bit. Could this have made them sore? Should I still be worried about Hiv? Any advise on this matter would be appreciated.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Given the your three serial tests, it is highly unlikely that you have HIV infection. The CDC would recommend one more test at 6 months after exposure. Isolated groin pain would not be a symptom of acute infection. Many possibilities exist including muscle strain, hernias or swollen glands from local infections. MH
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