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Are Enlarged Lymph Nodes An Early Sign Of HIV

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enlarged lymph nodes

I discovered a week ago that my right axilliary lymph node was wnlarged. On Tuesday i went to see my doc who confirmed the enlargement and she ordered a chest x-ray and ct scan. I had the x-ray done on wednesday and got the results on firday which...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...thanks for your post.It's good to hear that your follow up tests (chest XR and CT) were normal. The concern in HIV+ persons with enlarged lymph nodes ("glands") is that they could represent things other than the more common infections (including... Read more »

enlarged lymph nodes

I discovered a week ago that I have a painful lymph node under my right armpit. I went to my Doc... Read more »

enlarged lymph nodes behind my ears

i have been positive for about a year, and have swollen lymph nodes that go down occasionally, but... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness Enlarged lymph nodes (glands of the immune system easily felt in the neck and groin) These symptoms usually... Read more »
Nobelprize.org

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier Win Nobel Prize for Discovery of HIV

...Montagnier discovered human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Virus production was identified in lymphocytes from patients with enlarged lymph nodes in early stages of acquired immunodeficiency, and in blood from patients with late stage disease.... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...least one other opportunistic infection (OI). Routine blood tests from people with low CD4+ cell counts can detect MAC at an early stage when it can be treated fairly easily. Drugs can also be used to prevent MAC disease in people with low CD4+... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...exposure to the virus. This illness, called Acute HIV Syndrome, may include fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea and enlarged lymph nodes (organs of the immune system that can be felt in the neck, armpits and groin). These symptoms... Read more »
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hiv or not? worstnightmereever

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...retroocular pain which worsens when I move my eyes.. Rt SC lymph node is still enlarged.. same size.. more or less.. I have 3 enlarged lymph nodes in my left groin.. When it's cold.. I have severe pain in: groins, back (just right to the... Read more »

hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why is losing weight a sympton for early hiv?? how does it make you lose weight can someone please tell me im scared that i might be hiv positive Read more »

Enlarged Lymph Node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...other symptom that I believe could cause it. I do have pretty bad post nasal drip constantly but I don't think that causes enlarged lymph nodes. I wish I could just get up the courage to go and get tested but I just feel way too scared to. Read more »

enlarged lymph node next to adam's apple

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I noticed enlarged lymph node next to adam's apple.. I have the same under my chin .. this week is 8th week.. isn't it too late for ars?.. Read more »