|Swollen Lymph Nodes
Jun 4, 2008
Hi Nelson My partner was diagnosed with HIV in Dec 07. His viral load is 154K and CD4 is 481. He's not on medication.
His lymph nodes (neck) were swollen since Jan 08. Is this due to high viral load? Is there a way to treat the swollen lymph nodes? Thanks so much in advance!
| Response from Mr. Vergel
At 154,000 viral load and with swollen lymph nodes, he should probably talk to his doctor about starting HIV medications. Swollen lymph nodes are common after someone gets infected.
Your partner got infected 6 months ago. Sometimes viral load starts going down and stabilizing after a few months from the moment of infection. Lymph nodes sometimes decrease in size once viral load is controlled.
You may want to go with him to see his doctor if he is not able to deal with medications right now and may need moral support.
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