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Achy Balls After Touching Vaginal Fluid Worried I Have HIV

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Re: Sorry If I came off rude (4th mail please answer)

Hey Doc,Thanks for responding, I will retype my question again.Last month I bought a sex toy online at (Dealextreme) they call it "Tenga Egg" what I bought is a replica of it. I did read the reviews carefully before purchasing, its suppose to work...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk only if the person using the toy before you was HIV positive and got some of their blood, pre-cum, semen, post-cum, or vaginal secretions on the toy, and the toy was used almost immediately after the infected person used it, and the infected... Read more »

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 »

Can I get HIV from vaginal fluids touching my balls?

Hi there Doc,I love this site and everything you do man...stops idoits like me from going out of out minds! Anyway..Can you get HIV from vaginal fluids that get on your balls or other genital area during sex. We always use condoms but i was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. HIV cannot permeate intact skin and that includes the intact skin covering the family jewels and your nether regions -- your entire Read more »

Are these aches and pains normal?

My partner found out about six months ago that he is HIV pos. He also has a mild hernia in his vertebra; L3,L4, and L5. He is on pain medications for this because about three months ago the pain became unbearable, but he is also suffering from pain...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Several rheumatologic conditions may be more common in HIV+ persons though most pain as you describe has little to do with HIV and more to do with local non-HIV factors like nerve compression Read more »
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worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...months ago (early January, 2000), I had protected sex with a female in a massage parlor. You can never tell if those women have HIV or not. I don't know of the tip of the condom popped a little when I ejaculated. I hope not. I wish I looked. ... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...it possible to contract HIV through someone's yeast? I've been reading everywhere that oral thrush is caused primarily by HIV/AIDS people, and that since I contracted a yeast infection on my penis from receiving oral, then that person was likely... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

slight aches and pains back again

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...those body aches came back again, although not as bad. Anyone know what could be the cause. Should I still be concerned for HIV? Could body aches occur in people infected with HIV at 7 months? Read more »