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Swollen lymphnodes while on Atripila
May 13, 2011

I have been on atripla for 3-month and my lymphnodes are starting to swell again, and I am worried that my medicine is not working

Response from Dr. Henry

Lymph node swelling can occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes an increased CD4 count and immune reconstitution can cause lymph node swelling. Such swelling is not a good marker of success or failure for a given HIV regimen. A better measure of the effectiveness of an HIV regimen is the HIV level. I recommend discussing your concern with your HIV provider. KH

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