I think you must not be reaing my replies. Please rea them again. If you are concerne about this lymph node swelling, you should see your doctor for evaluation. Testing for HIV might be PART of the evaluation but should not be limited to this. There are just too many possible causes of lymph node swelling if in fact that is what you are experiencing. EWH
Welcome to our Forum. I presume that your question has to do with whether or not you are at risk for HIV. If so, the answer is that following any unprotected sexual encounter with a new partner, there is a slight risk of getting HIV and that that risk is a tiny bit higher if you acquired an STD at the same time. Let me provide some detail however. Most commercial sex workers in New Orleans do not have HIV. Further, even if your partner did, the risk for getting HIV from a single encounter is less than 1 infection for every thousand encounters, i.e the equivalent of having sex with an infected partner daily for almost 3 years.
Obviously, having self medicated with therapy which would be expected to cure gonorrhea, chlamydia and NGU you will not be able to find out if your penile symptoms were due to an STD or something else (such as anxiety). Many of the other symptoms you note however - random tingling, migrating pains are not suggestive of any STD, including HIV but are rather common in persons who become hyper-observant because of anxiety/concern over having had sex with a partner who, in retrospect, they wish they had not had sex with.
As far as HIV is concerned, as I said, your risk is quite low. To assure yourself that you did not get HIV however, you can get tested. At 8 weeks following your encounter, a standard HIV antibody test will detect all infections. In your case, I am confident that the test will be negative. In the mean time, try to relax an not worry. As I said, your risk is quite low. EWH
Your symptoms are non-specific and have numerous alternative and far more likely explanations. You are clearly anxious following the relatively low risk exposure. The odds are in your favor an NONE of the various symptoms that you have mentioned are in any way specific for HIV. EWH
The pain in your groin raises no concern about HIV for me. No change in my assessment.
Your white tongue could well be thrush due to taking antibiotics. This is a common complication of taking antibiotics. You should ask your doctor to take a look. If you are getting thrush it is easily treated. EWH
No change in my assessment. This is unlikely to be due to HIV. EWH
Gald to help. Stay calm. You'll be fine. EWH
thank you for your reply. i am going to try to relax until it is the appropriate time to take the hiv test. i am greatful to hear that the symptoms i have been experiencing are not indictive of any std's. you all do a wonderful job.
went to a doctor and he said i had no swelling of lymph nodes except under my jaw. my throat was not sore, only inflammed by allergies for which i took a claritin and it has vastly improved. a urine lab was taken and showed that i had a uti. i guess fear can make you believe alot of things. weird how i still had a uti after all that antibiotics i had.
dr. this pain i have in my groin i now believe to be a swollen lymph node on each side due to the fact that i can feel them. these are painful and i still have slight swelling in gland under jaw. would the swelling of the multiple lymph nodes in jaw, in groin and under armpit after possible exposure still keep me at a low risk. i still have not experienced fever but i do get chills once in a while. other than the swelling i do not feel bad at all.
can you explain to me the reasons that my symptoms do not raise concern for hiv. still too early to test and i have some stress about this.
doctor, one last statement, two days ago i started to feel slight pain midway between the groin and the hip bone. this pain is not on the fold but about 2 inches higher in the same spot on both sides. i cannot feel any lumps but i am not a trained professional and i would like to add that my sore throat is going away and i have no fever. i do however have pain once in a while under my armpits with no noticeable lumps. i also recently started to get a white tounge but i guesss that is due to the antibiotics and is going away with a probiotic that i am taking. please give your opinion.
i am worried because today i am experiencing pain under my left armpit. i feel no lump or swelling and have no fever or other symptoms but this is starting to worry me. today marks 3 weeks since possible exposure. i had this same pain under left armpit about a week ago but it went away within one to two days. can you give me your opinion.