Groin Pain Worried It Could Be HIV
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplySo 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHave 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 6 RepliesMy 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 »
Posted by Philsaint55, 1 ReplyHi 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 »
Posted by beatofmyheart, 4 RepliesDiagnosed with HIV back in early 2011.
Since early August this year I've been having off and on appearances of weird single pimple like bumps on my inner groin area. They were exclusively on the right side at first, and then as of the past 2 weeks... Read more »
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Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesI'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 »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineIn 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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineGiven 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 »
University of British ColumbiaWell, perhaps part of your question relates to the possibility of HIV (since you are asking on this site). The best thing with respect to this is to have an HIV test done. If this is negative and there is no risk of HIV having been transmitted over... Read more »
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Symptoms Are Highly Prevalent Among HIV Outpatients and Associated With Poor Adherence and Unprotected Sexual IntercourseNoting the scarcity of data on the prevalence and burden of pain and symptoms among HIV patients in the era of antiretroviral therapy (ART), the authors set out to measure symptom prevalence and determine associations with key variables:... Read more »
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