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Groin Pain Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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Groin swelling... possible stabbing infection?

I had a lump swelling in my groin which I at first attributed to an abcess in my tooth. As the pain and swelling in my the tooth went away, so did the groin swelling. But, a few days later, I had another lump swelling in my groin, which went away...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You had a lump in your groin that you attributed to an abscess in your tooth????? Hmmm . . . that's not possible, unless your one-eyed monster happens to have teeth?!?!?!A recent knife stabbing??? Oucha-ma-goucha! If you were stabbed in... Read more »

Lymph Nodes in the groin area

In November of 1998 I had oral sex with a homosexual male in which semen entered my mouth. Ive done alot of reading on the risks of this. I was tested at 14 days (Elisa blood test) at 45 days (Caltype hiv-1 urine test), and at 90 days with another...
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
Given the your three serial tests, it is highly unlikely that you have HIV infection. The CDC would recommend one more test at 6 months after exposure. Isolated groin pain would not be a symptom of acute infection. Many possibilities exist including... 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 »

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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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 »

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 »

does this sound like an hiv acute infection?

Posted by mrlife, 3 Replies
hi, i had un protected sex with my gf the other week. She claims she is clean. Shortly after 2 weeks, i have muscle and joint pain mainly in my arms is been 2 weeks already, i am still experiencing uncomfotable feeling around my neck and pain in my... Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.
http://bbs.thebody.com/eshare/server?action=150&board=45&article=433

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »