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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 »

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 »

headache and pain in the groin-ARS?

Posted by Anonymous
I have a headache and pain in the groin after having unprotected vaginal sex (insertive). This episode was about 5 weeks ago. I have also had a dry mouth in the morning for atleast a week. Also a sore throat for about 2 weeks. Anyone's opinion... 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 »

Puffyness is groin area

Posted by Anonymous
Is experiancing puffyness in groin area a symptom of HIV? Read more »
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strong pain in the groin area

Hi doctormy bf, who is 54, got diagnosed with hiv last january 2010. His counts are 417 CD4 and about 40,000 VL. Yesterday, Sunday 6 Feb 2011, he decided to start atripla at 23:00 hrs. Two hours later he developed a very strange, intense,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree groin pain is not a reported side effect of Atripla. Unfortunately, I cannot diagnosis the cause of your boyfriend's symptoms over the Internet. However, if the discomfort is that severe, it does warrant a thorough evaluation. There... Read more »

Extremely large lymph node in groin; what's the next step?

I have been HIV positive since 1992. Three months ago I switched my antiretroviral therapy. The results in terms of CD4 cells and viral load have been very positive. About a week ago I noticed that one of the lymph nodes in my groin was extremely...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The first thing I would try to ascertain is whether there is an obvious reason for you to have a large groin node. For example, have you recently had a toe/foot infection or a sexually transmitted disease. Either of these processes could cause an... Read more »

Strange Pain lower back/groin area

Hi, I have developed this strange pain in my lower back and groin area on the left side. I have no pain when I am standing or lying down or walking. But when I sit the pain kicks in also when i bend over. I have a pain in my groin area when i push...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A good physical exam (including a neurologic exam) would be a good starting place. You may want to check to see what the post-voiding residual is (how much urine remains in the bladder after you attempt to completely urinate). Plain bone films of... Read more »

neck+groin pains JB

I recently tested poz, and I have yet to start treatment. However, i have developed muscular pains in the back of my neck, and pains around the base of my penis extending into my inner thighs. I don't think that these are due to swollen...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I think it is possible that your symptoms could be related to your HIV infection, and it will be interesting to see if they improve as you begin antiretroviral treatment. I would definitely review them with your health care provider at your next... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colonization in Groin Linked to MRSA Infection in Adults With HIV

Researchers report that HIV-infected adults are more likely to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections if the patients have a history of MRSA colonization in the groin or they have had a prior MRSA infection acquired from... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Marijuana Might Reduce Nerve Pain Among People Living With HIV/AIDS, Study Says

Medical marijuana might reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage, among people living with HIV/AIDS, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the journal Neurology , the Washington Post reports (Weiss, ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Center Eases Pain on Wallet for AIDS Drugs

Zuzimpilo Clinic in Johannesburg offers HIV patients antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) at a third of the market rate. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the recently opened clinic offers consultations, laboratory tests and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Synthetic Sea Snail Venom Eases Pain in AIDS, Cancer Patients, Study Says

Ziconotide, a synthetic form of sea snail venom manufactured by Elan Pharmaceuticals , can ease pain in patients with AIDS or cancer for whom other painkillers, such as morphine, have not been beneficial, according to a study published in the Jan. 7... Read more »