Are Lymph Nodes Always Generalized In HIV Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...and feel completely well for long periods, usually for many years. During this time, the only indication that you are infected with HIV is that you will test positive on standard (antibody) HIV tests and you may have swollen lymph glands. This means that you look and feel healthy but can infect other people through unprotected sex or through needle sharing -- especially if you have not been tested and do not know that you are infected. Even...
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swollen lymph nodes and HIV

Hi just a query . I have recently tested HIV positive but have also had swollen lymph nodes in my groin armpits neck (front and back) for about 4 years and currently have around 20 swollen nodes. I am just wondering if this is normal with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV-positive diagnosis. Adenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) occurs in approximately 75% of folks who have primary HIV infection. It's generalized and not painful in most cases. Feel free Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes

Hello. I have had HIV for a little over a year. I started meds about 10 months ago (sustiva/truv) and have an undectable vl. After intitial exposure, I had swollen lymph nodes in my head and neck. I continue to have a pair of swollen lymph nodes in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Having generalized enlarged lymph nodes is not uncommon among persons with HIV infection, particularly among those who are not on antiretroviral therapy. The size of Read more »


About three and a half months ago, I had Protected sex with a women. Penetration was only for a matter of 7 seconds the most!! I am really nervous because the next day i saw a really tiny skin abrasion on my penis. It was very small about the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...In general, swollen lymph nodes associated with HIV infection are generalized, not just in the submandibular region. They are also usually large (>1-2 cm) and Read more »

lymph nodes

In HIV infection are swollen lymph nodes generalised or swollen in one area?? Also how long does ARS last for?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...In acute HIV infection the swollen lymph nodes are typically generalized and commonly involve the neck. The symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome are noticed in about one Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...appear 3-10 days after exposure to the bacterium. About one-half of people with chancroid also have painful, swollen lymph nodes in the groin, usually on one side; the enlarged glands may fuse into a large mass... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook the signs... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...flu-like symptoms two to 12 weeks after they are first infected with HIV. These can include: aching joints and muscles fevers swollen lymph nodes sore throat skin rash fatigue During primary infection, the amount of HIV in the body is... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...Replication Cycle of HIV Transmission of HIV Early Events in HIV Infection Course of HIV Infection HIV is Active in the Lymph Nodes Role of CD8+ T Cells Rapid Replication and Mutation of HIV Theories of Immune System Cell... Read more »
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