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Are Swollen Glands A Sign Of HIV

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What exactly do "swollen glands" mean? How soon after a new HIV infection can swollen glands appear?

There is a lot of talk about how "swollen glands" are common in HIV'ers at ANY time during infection, even during the asymptomatic period and AFTER acute retroviral syndrome . Is this true?Does this mean that it is possible or "normal" for swollen...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon after any viral infection, including after just a few days. So swollen glands can certainly start setting in by 3 months, and in fact, set in much earlier! Swollen lymph nodes... Read more »

Swollen glands in someone with HIV

Im hiv poz and not on arvs. My cd4 count is 494 and viral load is 13 000. I have developed swollen... Read more »

If you have swollen glands and are HIV negative, does this mean that you don't have HIV infection?

I have a question about swollen glands. The presence of swollen glands indicates that the body is... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

...exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...muscle pain and weakness, pain and tingling in the hands and feet, nausea, nervousness, sinus problems, skin warts, stomach pain, swollen glands, trouble sleeping and weight loss. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...debilitated, a variety of complications start to take over. For many people, the first signs of infection are large lymph nodes, or swollen glands, that may be enlarged for more than 3 months. Other symptoms often experienced months to years... Read more »
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Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...In early HIV infection, when the lymph nodes are swollen, could it be just one in the neck swollen or would it usually affect the lymph nodes Read more »

How do I know if my glands are swollen??!

Posted by Anonymous
...Ever since I have been reading that swollen lymph glands are a sign of HIV, I have been looking and touching them everyday and possibly imagining that i feel throbbing in them. How do i know if they are Read more »

Swollen Glands ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...There is a great amount of reference made to Swollen Glands re HIV infection and diagnosis. Are swollen glands also painful ( as opposed to being tender to the touch ) ? Read more »

Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
under my right am pit. I feel some soreness, should i be worried. Read more »