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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 »

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 »

ARS? Rash, Worry!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I want to tell you my experience and symptoms and see what you guys think. I am SO worried.

About 7 1/2 weeks ago I had a risky encounter, with a male of unknown status. I was the insertive partner of unprotected anal sex; however, I think another... Read more »

Worried.....ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I had sex with a prostitute approx 2 weeks ago. she performed oral on me and we had intercourse..no anal. I did use a condom for both occasions but I think..not sure..but I think she might have used oil based lubes.The condoms didnt tear. Now... Read more »
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Worried if am having ARS symptons

I am a generally low risk gay male. However, nearly 8 months ago now I was the insertive top with a partner of unknown status. There is guilt associated because this partner was paid for. The condom broke and I was in there briefly during this time....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) manifest two to three weeks after exposure, not seven months later. A broken condom during insertive anal sex with a rent-a-stud does put you at some degree of risk for STDs,... Read more »

PLEASE POST! Woo-hoo to the worried well, from someone with nearly EVERY single ARS symptom out there.

This letter goes to all of you (yes, you) worried wells out there frantically googling your symptoms. I know who you are. I am one of you. Or at least I was, until today.I had unprotected sex with a friend five times three months ago. He's a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:This is GREAT! Thank you for sending this in. It is true. The mind is a very powerful thing. The mind, combined in an internet search engine can wreak havoc on just about anyone.I'm glad that everything worked out.In health,Richard... Read more »

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 »
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