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Lymph nodes and antibiotics

Sep 15, 2001

Dear Dr. Holdniy:

I had a risky sexual encounter with a gay sex worker (receptive oral sex) and a few weeks later I noticed enlarged glands behind my ears and below my jaw.

It's been nearly two months and the glands have not come down, except when recently I had to fight a cold that was lingering and the Dr. recomended antibiotics.

I'm on the second day of my antibiotics, and the glands are nearly gone (I mean I can't almost feel them).

I KNOW I must still take a test in a few weeks,and I WIL, but I was wondering if this would be normal behavior, that the glands respond to antibiotics???

Thanks ...

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Lymph nodes or glands can certainly be infected with bacteria, and these kinds of infections would respond to antibiotics.

zovirax(acyclovir) and Hiv tests

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