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I am experiencing extreme anxiety about HIV exposure.  I had a brief encounter with someone I would consider to be high risk.  She perfomed oral briefly approx. 1 min unprotected.  protected intercouse for a few minutes.  However I think the condom may have broke  I can't be sure because I was pretty drunk and the whole thing is a fuzzy memory. With in a couple days I was very tired and experiencing soreness in the testicals and groin also twitching of my eye also noticed more itching around the genitals than usual.  At five days I had a "7panel test" for HIV, gonoreah, clymidia, Herpes, hepetitus, and syphalis.  all negative but I later learned it was to early to test.  About a week after that I saw a doc and he said the Clymidia and gonoreah test were probably accurate but to test again later for HIV and syphalis.  I think most of those symptoms were probably stress.  But the last couple weeks I have been noticing soreness in my armpits and a sharp pain near my groin.  it seems to come and go.  The pain in my arm sometimes feels like a rash but there is nothing there.  Other times it feels like soreness deeper in the arm.  I can't feel any bumps is the armpit or groin.  So two questions:

Could the pain in the arm and groin be swollen nodes due to HIV?

Is 4 weeks to early to test for HIV or others?  I can't wait much longer the stress is killing me.

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did you remove your condom?
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yes, I stopped, pulled it off and tossed it in the bushes and walked away.  this took place in a state far from home.  The next day I was home and sadly i didn't even know the womans name.  
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if YOU took your condom off...you would have known if it had ruptured.  instead of a condom...you would have seen your penis looking at you.
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yes but like i said i was drunk, it was dark and it could have been just raped around the base.  but either way ....
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your symptoms came on too early to be hiv related.

swollen lymph nodes from ars are not painful.

IF SOMEONE HAS UNPROTECTED SEX...a test at 3 months post exposure will give them a conclusive test result...but a test done at 6-8 weeks will give a good indication of your status.
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Thank you for the reply.  One more question. What  exactly is ars?  does it simple refer to early symtoms (symptoms) of HIV?  thanks again.
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