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HIV worries and Aches

I was tested negative with PCR not too long ago; now I experienced some tingling around my arms and fingers (not sore or anything). I was wondering if extreme stress would sometime cause these situations?Thank you for your time...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Stress can create all sorts of havoc from stomach pains, headaches, eye twitching, muscle twitching or tingling. If things persist you should see your doctor.MH Read more »

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worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sore throat which lasted for about 2 days and a mild cough which persisted for a couple weeks. The thing that got me extremely worried and anxious was the sudden joint pain that I got on my ankles and then knee joint (right leg). That's when I... Read more »

ARS with unilateral symptoms? or stress and worry?

Posted by nickywick, 1 Reply
Dr. Bob, ( or anyone who is versed in this stuff. Looking for a professional opinion please:) The past month and a half has been very strange and I wanted to get some good opinions on here. I know ARS symptoms are unreliable and testing is the only... Read more »

Worried to death

Posted by moratorium, 2 Replies
...roughly 5 days and then I was all better. Do you think this is a classic case of ARS? Ever since the unprotected sex I've been a worried mess checking myself for any abnormality I might have! I go in for testing tomorrow, wish me luck! Read more »

Worried about HIV status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all, I had a risky sexual encounter (condom broke but replaced b4 climax)recently. Two weeks after that, I developed fever, headache, sore throat and a mild night sweat for 2-3 days. Four weeks after that, I developed fever, muscle aches,... Read more »