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I have visited a sexual health clinic 6 weeks after to check the symptoms that i have been experiencing .... i was told that one lymph node on the right side of my groin is raised....Is this indicative of HIV or would my lymph nodes be swollen in various areas? Also can a HIV rash take the form of a hair follicle spots as that is what was diagnosed in regard to the rash on my chest? Thank you
What you're doing is WAY overthinking this and fueling your anxiety.
Swollen lymph nodes, when related to HIV are present in many locations, they are not localized to one area, and when they are swollen, it's usually very significant. Lymph nodes can be inflammed for any number of reasons. It's not anything to worry about, and certainly isn't related only to HIV.
You would do yourself a favor by throwing your computer out the window, or giving it to someone until you have tested. You're doing nothing but chasing your tail. No matter what conclusions you come up with based on "symptoms" or anything else...they are meaningless, because HIV doesn't always present the same way...in fact, it is quite unpredictable and inconsistent. As you've been told...ONLY an HIV test will tell you your status.
Until you test, kindly move along. This is a very busy forum, and we just simply cannot address every anxiety-driven question you have. It isn't fair to the other posters.
I promise this will be my last post as i understand that i am overdoing it.......Is
folliculitis a symptom of early HIV infection? or does it only occur in later stages? Last question please answer and i will stop
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