|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
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