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Swollen lymph nodes
Mar 1, 2009

Hello Dr.Bob. I have a question to ask. I'm hiv positive since March ' 07. I choose to be on meds early cuz I heard its good to control the virus instead of having it run wild in my blood. Blood works come back fine CD4 is at 600 and undetectable. Here's my question to this day my lymph nodes on my neck are just a little swollen. Don't have them no were else only my neck. Would they ever go away.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Adenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) associated with HIV (or any other chronic infection) can be quite persistent. Will they ultimately go away? No one knows. Usually they at least subside to the point they are unnoticeable once you are on effective combination antiretroviral therapy. However, even if yours hang around for a while, think of them as part of your immunologic defense mechanism fighting HIV, OK?

Dr. Bob


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