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Can anxiety cause armpit and neck pain/stinging?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 2 Replies
Has anyone experienced this?
I know what anxiety and panic attack is as I have experienced it first hand but never before do I remember having this 'weird' sensation. Any worried wells here experience stinging pain in both armpits and constant dull... Read more »

I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »

just wondering/what do you mean/clinical??

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
well, first of all based on your test you are hiv negative. some of the responses you are getting are from aids realists/dissidents. they do not believe that hiv exists. they hang around on this board and use crafty language about tests are false,... Read more »

Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »

What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »
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Black Spots: Does it Mean I have AIDS?

I have brother who is HIV +. He is only using feed supplements at the moment. He recently started developing some black spots on his skin (forhead, chest, and back). They do not pain him but make him uncomfortable, as he is worried that he may be...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Changes in the skin are a concern for all of us regardless of whether or not we have underlying health problems. You raise two different issues in your question. Let's talk about these "black spots" first.There are many different... Read more »

SYMPS MEAN NOTHING!

Dr. Bob Was Right and I couldn't do it without him.To everyone out there, you need to completely ignore your symptoms relative to HIV. I repeat. IGNORE YOUR SYMPTOMS. I lost 3 months of my life. Don't lose yours.I had the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,YOU'RE WELCOME!I'll just make a few minor corrections to your post.I'm not Right. I actually am quite far to the Left.Your flu-like symptoms did not mean "absolutely nothing." They meant you had the flu.Testing four times... Read more »

CONFUSED! WHAT DO THESE RESULTS MEAN? CHATROOM 4 E. AFRICA?

Dear Sir,Thank you for the noble work you do. It keeps us going!I am a 30 yr old East African currently living in UK. I was diagnosed HIV+ last month after a 3 wk bout of bloated stomach, acidity, fatigue, chronic pharyngitis and severe muscle and...
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
If you go to google and type in "HIV chat room", you will find there are many hosted sites for those with HIV infection. Your viral load is quite low, and apparently your CD4 count is quite high. This is a favorable relationship,... Read more »

What exactly do "swollen glands" mean? How soon after a new HIV infection can swollen glands appear?

There is a lot of talk about how "swollen glands" are common in HIV'ers at ANY time during infection, even during the asymptomatic period and AFTER acute retroviral syndrome . Is this true?Does this mean that it is possible or...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I've addressed the issue of lymph nodes on MANY recent responses so I don't want to repeat all the response here.I'll address your two questions1) How soon after HIV infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon... Read more »
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