[Question #2700] Hiv

44 months ago
Sir, i know i asked b4 and am im a country that is not acceptable to have hiv. I had a encounter m2m protected anal and unprotected oral i was the oral giver and the anal receiver. At first he tried without a condom and i insisted he use one. This was 2 nov  2016. No problems after except about 2 weeks after groin pain which i still have today and a pain in the back of my right back. Didnt think much about it. I took oral swab dec 17th and it was negative. I followed the instructions. In jan i started having stiff neck along with the back pain and was like i tested neg 7 weeks with oraquick and didnt worry. In may i started having armpit pain, still the groin pain and stiff neck. I fell small pee size nodes in both sides of neck along with stiffness in my collarbone and breast. I take naproxen perscribed by my doctor and somedays it helps and another days no. I just took another oraquick test ans it was negative, except i only waited 15 min after eating. Im so confussed and nervous. I shud have waited 30 min.



Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
44 months ago
I'm sorry to see that you have returned to our site with the same question despite multiple tests.  Asking the same question will not change the answer.  All that Dr. Handsfield said before is still true.  Testing using the Orraquick within 15 minutes of eating will not change the test performance.  You need to believe your test result.  EWH---
44 months ago
Sir, ty. I was confussed because i had a couple beers, took a shower and then did the test. I know i came back but the stiff neck on the sides where the muscle is i feel 2 small hard nodes on each side and have had a headeache ×3 months. I went to a nueroligist, he thinks tension headache, but that dont explain swollen lymph noded in groin, neck and armpit. They are still doing test. Would hiv cause this? The exposure was in nov? Or if i did catch it would i feel fine now? I did get a line next to the C on oraquick, does that mean i did the test right? Do u think i need further testing?

Thank you 4 your time and sorry to be a bother

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
44 months ago
Yes as the instructions for the test explain (did you read them?), when the line next to the C appears it means the test worked properly. 

You need to believe you test results.  Many things can cause swollen lymph nodes of the sort you describe and in many people the are normal findings of no consequence.  If you are going to worry from here on out every time you get a headache or muscle aches, you will be wasting your time.  The tests have proved you did not get HIV from the exposures you describe.  Repeating the test is a waste of time and money.  EWH
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43 months ago
Thank you sir, yes i have read the instructions but i was so anxious that i did it after 15 minutes i had something to drink. These are not normal aches and pains. These are groin, armpit, breast lymph and neck lymph nodes. The groin, armpit and breast are painful and the neck is not, it just gives me a stiff neck and headache x3 months. Iam seeing a doctor and all blood has come bck fine. I didnt do a hiv because of the place im at. This is why i did the oraquick. So i was concerened how accurate it was if i got the C line. Could it be syphillis causing this? I wouldnt think my groin and other lymph nodes wud hurt for no reason. I go for a mri next week for 3 months of everyday headaces. Ty
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
43 months ago
Your complaints are not consistent with HIV, syphilis, or other STIs...further your tests prove that you do not have HIV.  I am not denying your symptoms, what I am telling you however is that your test results are helpful,as,they prove what you do NOT)-have.  You should look for the cause of your symptoms but one thing you need not worry about is HIV or other STI.  EWH---