Is Groin Pain An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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Dr. Bob Please help (desperate) Will make donation next week

Dr.Bob, I was exposed to HIV unprotected oral sex from a women on Nov.8,2010 who it turns out is HIV positive and have been having the following symptoms for almost six weeks now.Sore feeling on roof of mouth,weight loss 27 lbs.,loss of appetite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. The risk of acquiring HIV from oral sex is very low.2. HIV PCR DNA testing is not FDA-approved for HIV-diagnostic testing.3. The guidelines for post-PEP... Read more »

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Dear Doc Bob,First of all, I would like to commend you for a very noble effort by providing advise and helping those who need quick, professional answer with regards to their health concerns/issues. May I ask if cheque donations are accepted in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Your particular symptom complex is not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). In fact, your symptoms are very consistent with anxiety, which would go along with... Read more »

at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repeating for months! Also, I have experienced discomfort in my armpit area- just away from armpit, closer to bicep. Are these signs of HIV? 3. Is an HIV test routine during early pregnancy? Please help! After my possible exposure, I had about... Read more »

HIV Fear

Dear doctor,I had sex with a prostitute 3 months back. I had used a condom, don't know it got torn or not. I am having hedache and fungus infection in behind my knees and around the groin area. Some time there is pain around the neck. I feel warm...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Your symptoms are quite non-specific, and not typical for acute HIV infection (although you muxt remember that some individuals get acutely infected and have absolutely no symptoms of any kind). Read more »
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