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Sore lympth nodes and on Arv treatment
Nov 13, 2014

Good day. I am 39 years old and I have been positive for 15 years. My glands are hurting terribly and I just cannot stand this pain no more. I am on arv treatment viral load undetectable with a cd 4 count around 650 . I just always get a response from my dr that my glands are sore due to hiv. Icannot bear this pain no more. I just cant

Response from Dr. Henry

In my experience persistent painful lymphadenopathy is unusual for patients doing well on ART otherwise (high CD4 count and undetectable virus). The location of the lymphadenopathy may provide a clue if there is another contributing factor. Pain also usually can be treated to relieve symptoms so that is worth discussing while efforts are made to see if there are other factors contributing to yourpain. KH


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