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So worried about groin pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
So my stupid ass had sex with two prositutes in the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago. I know that the HIV rate there is extremely high, so I am very worried that one or both of the women may have been positive.

I used a condom both times, and... Read more »

Groin Nodes Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Have terrible pain in my groin My pain is below my belly button center and both sides. I thought your groin nodes were along the crease where your leg meets your torso,but my pain is above that. Are there nodes in this area. The pain is like a stich... Read more »

groin lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
My glands are swollen now due to strep throat and an ear infection. I mentioned to the doc that I found nodes in my groin that were small -pea sized- and he said they should not be felt in healthy induviduals.
They have been there for about a month.... Read more »

Pelvic and groin pain after sex

Posted by Philsaint55, 1 Reply
Hi is groin pain and loin pain a sign of HIV? I had a brief exposure to anal sex without a condom (about a minute with no ejaculation). 2 days later I had some groin pain followed by loin and pelvic tenderness. After 7 days I had a slight... Read more »

Bareback Sex and...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have been involved in bareback sex parties and it great, fun and feels natuaral. Anybody have this experience too?

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Groin Pain

Another one of the worried sick category looking for hope I'm afriad. Actually, bear with me to the end as there is a question that I can't find any answer for.I had unprotected sex with a female co worker 5 and a half months ago. Had a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not aware of any research that describes groin pain as a commonly seen symptom of HIV infection. Your groin pain could be related to something completely different that might need medical attention. Try to see a doctor about it,... Read more »

very painful swollen lymph node in groin

I've had a painful swollen lymph node in my groin for about 2 weeks. My doctor prescribed me bactrum, which didn't clear it up or help any! It is actually feeling worse..I was also prescribed ciprofloxacin (spelling?) by an emergency room...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In the setting of known HIV infection a swollen node in the groin can be related to an infection in the genital or rectal area. A good examination and history with appropriate lab/blood tests is usual the first step in sorting that out. Your HIV... Read more »

i'm positive gay i had bareback and worried

Hi doc, I was diagnosed positive in Jan 2008, with CD4 210, doctors have advised me to go for medication. I'm gay and I had numerous sexual relations with other gays, most of the time I had bareback sex with cum shoot inside anal. Realizing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your sex partner who "wanted to feel the skin" is placing himself in grave danger of contracting many STDs, including HIV. "Withdrawal" (ejaculating outside the anal canal) does decrease the risk of HIV transmission... Read more »

Bareback and Monogamy

I have been in a relationship for 3 years now and we just recently decided to ditch the condom. We have both been tested for HIV and other STD's are are both Neg. We are life long partners and have no intent on ever cheating on each other....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If neither of you have an STD and if you both remain monogamous, I would agree: you would have no cause for concern. However, I must point out the second "if" is a big one! Gazillions of couples start out with the very best intentions... Read more »
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Routledge

Why Do Men Bareback? No Easy Answers

An excerpt from Without Condoms: Unprotected Sex, Gay Men & Barebacking Routledge, 2006, List $31.95 "The terrible thing in this world is that everyone has his reasons." Octave, The Rules of the Game , Jean Renoir, 1939 Toby, a Passive... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Interview with a Barebacker

A documented case of transmission of resistant virus between two HIV-positive men, reported at the 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, prompted me to explore the issue of unprotected sex. The sexual phenomenon known in the... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Barebacking in the Gay Community

The term barebacking generally refers to gay men engaging in unprotected anal intercourse. Barebacking has both its benefits and its drawbacks: The benefits of barebacking: Barebacking simply feels better, it's more enjoyable and more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barebacking Among HIV-Positive Gay Men in London

The investigators designed the current study to learn the extent to which HIV-positive gay men in London intentionally seek unprotected anal intercourse ("barebacking") and this phenomenon's contribution to total sexual risk. In an HIV clinic and on... Read more »