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Can anxiety cause armpit and neck pain/stinging?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 2 Replies
Has anyone experienced this?
I know what anxiety and panic attack is as I have experienced it first hand but never before do I remember having this 'weird' sensation. Any worried wells here experience stinging pain in both armpits and constant dull... Read more »

Hiv ARS symptoms STRAIGHT into full blown AIDS?

Posted by anxious66, 1 Reply
I have posted about my risk before, unprotected oral (msm) me giving, no ejaculation. tested negative at 6 weeks with a 4th gen duo.

my question is more out of curiosity, although i am scared it MAY apply to me too. Kaposi's sarcoma is an infection... Read more »

Can you have ARS symptoms but not have ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


I had symptoms of ARS infection...painful swollen neck glands, low grade fever, rash that lasted a month, clogged ears. My only risk factor is receiving a shot from a doctor 9 weeks before the symptoms showed themselves. Should I be tested? What... Read more »

Back pain & ARS??

Posted by Anonymous
Is severe back pain a symptom of ARS? I know you cannot diagnose off of symptoms, but I have not seen anywhere where back pain is even listed as a symptom.

Thanks

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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 »
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ARS or... Not ARS haha

Hello there Ms Southall!Three weeks after I had an "incident", I became sick. And I was wondering if what I had experienced may have been ARS.I know they are flu-like symptoms, but that can be a vague identification so I was wondering if...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere are many different symptoms for HIV and everyone can experience them differently. The usual ones are similar to flu like symptoms. If you feel you have put yourself at risk the only way to truly know your status is to get tested. The... Read more »

Back Pain and ARS

I'm hopeing you'll have time to answer this one, I'm the one who asked about infection symptoms after having surgery. My exposure was with a prostitute in Bangkok on Jan 20 99, I had no symptoms until two days after a hernia surgery...
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
Symptoms around seroconversion can vary between people. There is no one set of symptoms that all infected people have. Fever with back/shoulder pain could be in the mix, but not usually as isolated symptoms in the face of a negative ELISA at 8... Read more »

Is it pain or swellin of glands during ARS ... and survival of of hiv once it leaves the body?

Dear Ryan,I am sure you have been asked this before, and I tried to look for answers in the posted messages but I couldnt find any, so I thought Id ask again. Your answer is greatly appreciated.Within days after a mutual masturbation with another...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The bottom line is that there is no evidence that people get infected when engaging in mutual masturbation. This means that your symptoms are not likely to be associated to HIV. Try to remember that sexual transmission of HIV is known to occur in... Read more »

real suffering & pain- ARS, LATE SEROCONVERSION, OR ANXIETY?

Hello Doc. I am one of the folks who are sufferers when it comes to face the fear and anxiety pertaining to get overwhelmed of the symptoms after risk of exposure. Although, my question isnt any kind apart but it does cover an inevitable spectrum of...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive.I would continue following up... Read more »
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