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enlarged lymph nodes behind my ears

i have been positive for about a year, and have swollen lymph nodes that go down occasionally, but are swollen for most of the time. I have a CD4 of 615, and a very high viral load. I am not on meds. Should i be worried?...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Swollen lymph ndes in the head and neck area are common and as long as one is not especially large sore and growing and you are not experiencing other symptoms, they are not likely to be of significance. Some guidelines suggest symptomatic disease... Read more »

lymph nodes big behind ear

hello, I am just wondering about something that i have just found about a month ago. There is a... Read more »

Ear Ache, (possibly) swollen lymph nodes, and PEP

I was recently exposed to HIV through insertive anal sex (I was the top) without a condom--the... Read more »
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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... Read more »
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HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
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Lymph Node Behind Ear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had receptive unprotected vaginal sex 5 years ago and now I am having major symptoms. I had a toenail infection a few months ago, and last week I developed a really painful red swollen lump on the back of my ear. A few days later it stopped... Read more »

what is lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what are the lymph nodes and were are they located and at what time should they feel sore if some when is infected with HIV. Thank you for your help


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LYMPH NODES

Posted by MIKE7777, 2 Replies
I know i been told by many that I dont have to worry about HIV<< OK<<< I just got 1 last final question
1, I been trying to touch the lymph nodes behind my ears can that cause irritation in the area,,,'OK 2 questions " If Someone was... Read more »

lymph nodes in groin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey. are the lymph nodes in the groin area palpable? i just started to "feel" my nodes to check if they were ok, and i noticed i could feel small little balls in my groin are. i think its pretty stupid those that say(if its greater than 1cm its... Read more »