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Persistent Groin Pain

2 and a half months ago i had a high risk sexual encounter where my condom slid off and i was exposed for between 5-10 minutes ... two weeks after the encounter i felt a slight pain in my groin and prostate area that has persisted for the past 2 months ...  the pain has gotten worse and is extremely uncomforable ... i've been tested for all the std's and came back negative and i've been given an antibiotic for a UTI ....  the area of my groin / lymph nodes is becoming more painful and appears to be swollen .... trying to figure out the possibilities and i'm extremely worried about HIV being the problem .... what could be causing this persistent pain??

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Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
Enlarged inguinal lymph nodes can be due to simple infection or due to STD. You need to get urine and semen culture and sensitivity analysis done for infection. This test can only tell you what kind of infection it is and which antibiotic will work. If the lymph nodes persist the only other way the cause can be detected is through their biopsy.
Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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thank you for your fast reply ... yes all my std tests were negative and i shall return for further testing to figure out why my groin area has been swollen and painful for 2 months  ... how likely is it to turn hiv positive after a first negative test at 3/12 weeks? ... the duration of the swelling and pain has me extremely worried
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Hi
Thanks for keeping me posted!
Generally a single specimen given for HIV is not very conclusive, especially if the symptoms like swollen lymph nodes are persisting. I would suggest you consult a good urologist and get the complete STD panel done from a reliable lab.

“HIV infection has basically four stages: incubation period, acute infection, latency stage and AIDS. The initial incubation period upon infection is asymptomatic and usually lasts between two and four weeks. The second stage, acute infection, which lasts an average of 28 days and can include symptoms such as fever, lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes), pharyngitis (sore throat), rash, myalgia (muscle pain), malaise, and mouth and esophageal sores. The latency stage, which occurs third, shows few or no symptoms and can last anywhere from two weeks to twenty years and beyond. AIDS, the fourth and final stage of HIV infection shows as symptoms of various opportunistic infections.”

“HIV-1 testing consists of initial screening with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect antibodies to HIV-1. Specimens with a nonreactive result from the initial ELISA are considered HIV-negative unless new exposure to an infected partner or partner of unknown HIV status has occurred. Specimens with a reactive ELISA result are retested in duplicate.[97] If the result of either duplicate test is reactive, the specimen is reported as repeatedly reactive and undergoes confirmatory testing with a more specific supplemental test (e.g., Western blot or, less commonly, an immunofluorescence assay (IFA)). Only specimens that are repeatedly reactive by ELISA and positive by IFA or reactive by Western blot are considered HIV-positive and indicative of HIV infection. Generally, a second specimen should be collected more than a month later and retested for persons with indeterminate Western blot results.In addition, a few tested specimens might provide inconclusive results because of a low quantity specimen. In these situations, a second specimen is collected and tested for HIV infection.”

Refer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV
Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

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thank you for your hiv information ... it was very helpful ... since my last post i have seen my family doctor as well as a urologist about a persistent pain inside my urethra that never goes away ... they both told me everything looked completely normal but something feels drastically wrong ....  i expressed my concern about hiv [tested neg at 4 weeks] .... and both doctors told me that i should not be worried about hiv as this is not a strong indicator ... BUT ... i tested negative for syphilis, gonorrhea and clamidia ... i was given an antibiotic for both prostatitis and UTI .... both were ineffective .... the ineffectiveness of the medications has me fearing the worst .... the pain never goes away and causes me some anxiety ...

my final question is:
before i go in for my second hiv test [6month] are there any other possible infections i could have .... other than the diseases i've been tested for?? have you seen anything like this [urethra pain persisting for more than 6 months]
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