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Testicular Pain After Touching Urine Worried I Have HIV

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Swollen glands and Testicular Pain

Diagnosed with HIV in November of this year...Began Atripla 6 weeks ago in the hopes of stopping all of the swelling and pain...CD4 up to 540 with Viral Load at 150 and going lower--no negative response to medication at all.Have had swollen lymph...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your symptoms involving swollen glands/testicle unlikely to be related directly to the Atripla though non-specific flare-ups of swelling can be related to immune reconstitution (over time a good thing)in some patients. I have found some cases of... Read more »

testicular pain

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Constantly feeling/touching "Lymph nodes-please answer worried cancer or HIV "

Hi, I had a relatively low risk exposure 3 weeks ago and have been nervous since! Since then I have... Read more »
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About the guy touching his condom....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(also known as the paper cutter).

I think I am the only person who can relate to this guy, and I really think he does have to worry about disease. Unfortunately, he's worrying about the wrong one. The disease that he has is one I also suffer... Read more »

touch the body fluid?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last weekend, we had a party at my home with some friends (I knowing or I unknowing). After the party, I cleaned the house and the bathroom. There was some stain (not sure blood or urine or some other stuff) on one toilet. I cleaned it and touched... Read more »

HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a drunk kid (I live in a college town) came to the urinal next to me. he was stumbling and when he... 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 »