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Jun 3, 2006

I have noticed a swelling in my neck, right at the jaw line. It is slightly ahead of the back of my jaw (where my teeth end) and quite sore. I thought lymph nodes were more towards the ears, behind the jaw line? I've been hiv+ for 14 years and this is the fist occurence. It should be noted I have ear/nose/throat problems and a specialist for that says I may need to have my adenoids removed. Could I be getting the two confused?

Response from Dr. Henry

The location you describe does contain lymph nodes that drain the face/throat region so they can swell due to many forms of local irritation/inflammation/infection. It would be somewhat unusual for single node region to swell due to HIV infection after 14 years but it could happen. KH

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