The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Swollen Lymph Nodes
Nov 8, 2005

I have been HIV positive for a little over a year now. The lymph nodes in my neck are swollen. It's both uncomfortable and embarassing. Is there any sort of treatment available? Could I have them surgically removed?

Response from Dr. Henry

HIV infection often results in substantial swelling of lymph nodes throughout the body. It is generally not advisable or helpful to remove them surgically. Your HIV doc would do a history and physical and lab evaluation to determine if any other disease process (such as an infection)could be contributing to the lymph node swelling. KH

High Blood Prissure
New Combo, New Side Effect

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint