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Swollen Lymph Nodes After Sharing Sex Toys Worried I Have HIV

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2 times unprotected sex, severe sore throat

Hi DoctorYour site is very informative and your humour is absolutely brilliant!I wanted to ask a question that has probably been asked in many variations but I have read some conflicting info on different sites so your opinion would be so welcome.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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...AM, just to give you a time frame) and the next morning, Monday, I woke up with a very sore throat and had the head pressure, swollen lymph nodes under my ears, the aches, and congestion. Doctor diagnosed it as strep (did not take a strep test,... Read more »

doubt abt hiv (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS, 2010) (PILLOW POUNDING, PILLOW HUMPING, 2010)

dear dr i made a sex toy by making hole in pillow..and having sex really..when i think abt 2... Read more »

You've helped so many..please one more!

I have been on your site for the past 10 weeks reading, learning, and waiting to be tested. I want... Read more »
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Swollen lymph node after unprotected sex

Posted by mojo999, 1 Reply
...Please help, I had an unprotected sex with a lady a week ago stupidly and I developed a swollen lymph node in my upper neck (under my jaw) 2 days ago. My vision is slightly blurry as I have just discovered today, I have spoken to her Read more »

Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »

Had sex without a condom and I am very worried.

Posted by latin12, 3 Replies
...time telling anyone about this experience. I don't want to tell my friends or loved ones about this because I don't want to worry them. Nevertheless, I would like to share this with other gay men who can possibly empathize with my particular... Read more »

Help with lymph node worries

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling them, and I have a swollen one under my chin. I am so worried. Where exactly are the nodes on the neck and throat? With HIV swelling, do they get to where they really protrude the neck? Its Read more »