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Are swollen lymph nodes a CONSTANT feature in HIV/AIDS?

Please let me know whether swollen lymph nodes is a constant feature in HIV/AIDS...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Swollen lymph nodes are extremely common in HIV/AIDS. They are a sign that the body is trying to fight off infection. Usually lymph nodes are more prominent early on in HIV infection. You ask, are they a CONSTANT feature? I would have to answer... Read more »

you said lymph nodes are common; what if just one lymph node is swollen

in your reply to someone you said that lymph nodes are very common in hiv infected people. what... Read more »

Very painful lymph nodes; I have both HIV and cancer. Which disease is causing these nodes?

HIV+ for over 7 yrs, CD4 190, viral load 45,000 recently started anti-retrovirals. Had a growth... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Breaking HIV/AIDS Research From CROI 2007

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Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »

HIV hinding out in lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've read in my med/surg book that HIV needs some sort of reaction in the body for it to start replicating itself once inside the blood stream. If this is true, how long would it take for it to begin reproducing?Also, wouldnt all the test guidelines... Read more »

hiv lymph node look like

Posted by gpboy, 4 Replies
does hiv symptom lymph node form under the skin or it looks like a wound or some black round little pimple on top of the skin?

the one that formed on top of my skin is very tender and i am some pain around that

please clarify
please clarify,... Read more »

Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »