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Are Swollen Glands A Symptom Of HIV

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Swollen glands- Does it mean I have HIV

Where do swollen glands occur. I had a very large swollen gland on one side of my groin for months until it went down and I still get twinges there. However i have had no swollen glands elsewhere and I recover form any rare flu etc very rapidly.Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
A swollen gland is nothing more than an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes are part of the body's immune system. They enlarge in response to infection and in response to many many other insults to the immune system. Although they enlarge in... Read more »

tonsilitis and swollen glands

Is a case of tonsilist and swollen neck glands a syptom of newly hiv infected? Read more »

rectal abcess

I seem to get recurring rectal abcesses in the upper cleft of the rectum (about three in the last... Read more »
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...is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been 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,... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

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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 »
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... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
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How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »

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 all over the body? Any HIVers have experience with this? Read more »

Swollen Gland in Neck

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been incredibly nervous and afraid since an anal sex encounter that was unprotected (I inserted/was on top). I was wondering if you know of anyone who became infected after a one time unprotected anal sex as a top. Also, I have one swollen... 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 »