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Swollen Glands!!
Dec 23, 2004

hi Dr Bob, hope your doing well there.

i had protective sex with 2 ladies of the night in east africa, i am male so was insertive, oral was performed on me and i fingered them also. 3 weeks later i got swollen gland in my right groin, dont notice any in my neck or under arms, just this one and on a scale of 1to10 in pain its only say a 3. i believe the condoms were used correctly Dr. i believe from what i read here i am pretty ok, but guess i need some re-assurance. im making a $20 donation soon i hope it helps.

ps Dr Bob i wonder does your foundation have t-shirts for sale?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

If a latex condom was used properly and didn't fail, your HIV transmission risk (protected insertive vaginal sex, insertive oral sex and fingering) would be very low. Having a single swollen lymph node is not worrisome for ARS; however, if this lymph node is persistently swollen and/or painful, you should have your doctor check it out. Just because it's extremely unlikely to be HIV, doesn't mean it couldn't be a sign of some other completely unrelated problem. From an HIV perspective, if you feel you've placed yourself at risk, get tested at three months.

Thank you for your donation! Sorry no T-shirts!

Stay well. Happy Holidays.

Dr. Bob



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