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Painful Lymph Nodes After 3 Months ( Very High Risk Exposure )

Posted by David78, 3 Replies
I am a gay man I had several unprotected sexual activities during the first ten days of october with two different guys ( unknown hiv status ) in two cases I was top ( unprotected ) and in one case I was bottom ( unprotected internal ejaculation ).... Read more »

Painful swollen lymph nodes...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If HIV was causing painful swollen nodes would it only effect one area or all nodes generally? I have painful, tender nodes in my groin but I cannot identify them in my arm pits or neck area. Read more »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
I have been having symptoms from the 6 weeks after exposure from mutual masturbation. they started with the normal flu symptoms and a rash straight after that.I also developed stomach pain, burbing and my liver enzymes even went up from the 12th... Read more »

What are Lymph Nodes??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know the clean the blood but how does one know if they are swollen? how big do the get? is the pain constant or does it come and go? I have this pain in my neck, pitts, and groin that is rather annoying. Its a throbbing dull heavy feeling pain... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, can anybody tell me how big the swollen lymph nodes are on a person with HIV in early stage or treatment
stage ? Does the swollen lymph node pain ? I had a risk exposure two months ago. now I have small swollen
lymph nodes in my right and left... Read more »
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Swollen lymph node/six months

First, I would like to thank you for the help and consideration you give us. This is a very important job. Six months ago I (white male)was having sex with an African American prostitute and my condom broke. I realized that 2-3 minutes later and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given the number, timing, and types of tests you have received, you do not have HIV infection. The swollen gland is probably an isolated process (some other infection) and not related to HIV infection.MH... Read more »

painful lymph nodes and malaise for several months

Dr,For the past 6 months I have had a condition where my lymph nodes in my groin, arm pits and neck have been painful. The doctors I have seen are not at all impressed by the size of any of the nodes, but I feel them constantly all with varying...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It sounds like you have many painful "reactive" nodes. That is what your biopsy showed. Are you HIV+? Your query does not indicate one way of another? "Reactive" nodes are nothing more than the body trying to fight off an... Read more »

Painful lymph nodes 1 month after treatment

I just recently found out I was hiv positive. My cd4 was 230 and vl60,000. I immediately got on meds-truvada,reyataz,norvir. It's been about 7 weeks since I started. The past few weeks my lymph nodes in my neck have been sore and painful. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lymph nodes will sometimes swell up and/or become painful as a part of the immune reconstitution syndrome (IRIS). Your HIV specialist should be informed in order to help sort out whether there is any serious underlying condition triggering the... Read more »

Lymph nodes everywhere! Are collarbone lymph nodes more likely to be cancer?

My husband 29, has soft grape sized lymph nodes near his left collarbone, head, back of neck and under jaw. They are EVERYWHERE except groin? and armpits. He has had them for 6 months to 2 yrs! He says he feels tired(works 90 hrs a WK) and has lost...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I would recommend repeat HIV testing since it's important to know have this information upfront since this will help guide other tests. If he were to be HIV-positive, then it is possible that his fatigue and weight loss may be related to this.... Read more »

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Treatment Action Group

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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

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 »
HIV i-Base

Tenofovir DF Ring Protects Macaques From Vaginal Exposure

Efficacy data for a reservoir intervaginal ring (IVR) using slow release tenofovir disoproxil fumerate (TDF), developed to deliver a daily dose of 2.4 mg/day over 28 days, was presented at CROI 2013 by James Smith from the CDC Atlanta, in an oral... Read more »