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Offline calidude44

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quick qustion
« on: February 22, 2007, 08:37:02 AM »
do people which are HIV positive have pain in their armpits..easy yes or no question

Offline RapidRod

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Re: quick qustion
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 08:44:36 AM »
NO, I've never had pain in my arm pits.

Offline Darkfiber

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Re: quick qustion
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 08:53:12 AM »
I  have pain in my armpits from time to time. I am HIV negative.

Now, what does this tell us? Symptoms donīt matter. If you are in doubt about your status, go and get a test. It can be done in 20 min.

Regards

R.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: quick qustion
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 09:03:59 AM »
Cali, the presence or the absence of any symptoms is never, ever the way to know your HIV status.

If you are sexually active it's good to regularly have a full STD panel done -- at least annually and every six months is even better.

As for HIV, the ONLY way to accurately know your HIV status is to have an HIV test. If you have had unprotected intercourse you should get tested at 13 weeks past the most recent such incident.

Everything else is just guesswork and HIV is never something to guess about.

Cheers,
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Re: quick qustion
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007, 05:29:59 PM »
I remain pit-pain free.

Get tested
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Offline troubled

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Re: quick qustion
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007, 10:50:49 PM »
I was convinced that I had HIV for many MANY years. 9 days after I had sex with a girl I didn't know (and didn't trust, in retrospect) I started getting weird pains in my armpits. However, before I got the pains I had already convinced myself I had HIV and I did go to a book shop and read up on symptoms before I got the pains - I learnt all about lymph nodes. and knew that I should expect lumps in my armpits. I never felt any lumps that I could be sure of, but I did get pains , all the time. Stabbing pains that came and went. Every day for about a decade. In fact, I still get them sometimes.

The fact that I would never feel lumps, but would I press my armpits occasionally, tells me that perhaps it is either in my mind or perhaps the pains are due to the constant poking.

The fact that so many negative people get these pains and (seemingly) no positive people get them would suggest that all of you people who get these pains are in fact negative. I guess if you know you are positive then you just wouldn't need to poke yourself or worry about your stupid armpits.

Also remember that lymph nodes normally all swell up at the same time.

 


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