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Are Swollen Glands An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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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...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I've addressed the issue of lymph nodes on MANY recent responses so I don't want to repeat all the response here.I'll address your two questions1) How soon after HIV infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon... Read more »

Swollen Glands

I had unprotected sex with a female and about six weeks later came down with a bad sore throat and... Read more »

Neurological symptoms/swollen glands....ARS?

Dr. Bob. How common are Neuro symptoms with ARS? How do they typically manifest? I had an... 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 Sam34yo, 7 Replies
I contracted HIV mid-June (had I thought there was a chance I'd contracted HIV I would have taken PEP - damn!). Anyway, my viral load hasn't come down as much as I had hoped. Five months on an my viral load is 290,000 copies/ml. My CD4 is fine - in... 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 ) ?

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Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So I have noticed that everyone that thinks they are hiv+ have swollen glands or lymph nodes. Personally I have had swollen, sore glands since November and I am at high risk. Is everyone hiv+ or are we just really paranoid? Do all these people with... Read more »