I am so sorry that we've been delayed - as Vance2335 says - we've been simply run off our feet and unfortunately we've seen lots of very unwell people in the last month. I do apologise.
I've looked in extra detail at your post and I do not believe you are HIV positive. Balanitis is often caused by lots of different bacteria and one of the common causes of balanitis is poor or inadequate hygiene. You need to retract the foreskin, wash with a mild soap and plenty of water underneath the foreskin and over the head of the penis and then dry it thoroughly. Repeat twice daily. If you can't fully pull back your foreskin then see your doctor about either circumcision or a procedure called frenuloplasty.
In any event you should have a bacteriology swab taken to see what bugs are present.
I do not believe that HIV is a contender at all.
best regards, Sean
UPDATE - 30 y/o male
ORAQUICK HIV 1/2 TEST taken - result = NEGATIVE @ 8 weeks.
`i have had swollen glands for 6 weeks in my groin and 3 weeks in my neck. Does this mean that antibodies have been produced, hence the swollen glands? Would this realistically be enough time to produce antibodies as I am other wise fit an healthy?
Going for blood test tomorrow.
Please Doctors, can you reply to this question as soon as possible.
You have to be patient, I read a responce from Dr. Sean and he said they have been very bust at Freedom Health lately.
Dear Doctor C,
a urethral swab was taken on 2 separate occasions and cultures grown. My doctor where I live is unable to give results over the phone and `i am unable to go in in person as away on business. He told me over the phone that they would call if there were ' abnormalities' and to enjoy my trip so assume nothing untoward was found.
I saw a local Dr recently who informed me that my glands are not swollen. I still however have discomfort and pain the in the groin and neck.
`what could be causing pain but no swelling in the neck and groin? I know this is a big question but can you think of anything that would relate specifically to my case?
- could it be some other virus or bacteria?
`i am grateful for any light you can shed on this.
I saw my GP today and he said `i had 'shotty' lymph nodes in the rear of my neck. He did not have any explanation for my groin. He has given me antibiotics as my throat is a little red.