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Are Swollen Glands An Early Sign Of HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...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, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an...
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swollen glands

how common are swollen glands in hiv disease? what i really mean is are they always a sure thing in infected patients or do some NEVER get them? thank you.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Swollen glands (also known as lymph nodes) are very common in HIV disease. Most HIV-infected patients will get them at some time during the Read more »

lymph nodes affecting pap

thank you doctors. i just got results back from a pap smear...the lab said they were satisfactory and normal, but my doctor said there was enough inflammation to limit full viewing of my pap smear. could this inflammation be due to swollen lymph...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Swollen groin nodes may or may not have anything to do with inflammation in the cervical region. One would need more history and perform a full examination to properly comment further. KH Read more »

Two Questions: Lymphnodes/Lymph glands

(1)Please describe exeacty how one can determine if the lymph glands are swollen? Can they be mistaken for a sore muscle? How far down your arm do the run? What size are they? Please do your best to describe exactly what they are and how to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Sometimes, you can't feel lymph glands. But ifyou later feel something like a "bump" under your skin, this could be what wecall swollen glands. If they are enlarged, you can feel them being largerthan they were previously. Sometimes, swollen... Read more »

Swollen Glands/ Lyphnoids

Hi, I am finding it difficult to get any information about swollen glands. I was diagnosed positive in June 2001, in the very early stages. My CD count is 600+ and my viral load just dropped down to 6000 so I am feeling great and in general good...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Swollen glands are common with almost all infections, including HIV. The lymph glands are an integral part of your body's immune system. The Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... 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 »

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 »

Strangs palce for swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have swollen glands in th middle of my chest, isn't that starnage? Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Sam34yo, 6 Replies
...until my VL reaches a set point... which could be several months away. He suggests there is nothing he can do about the very swollen glands. There isn't much talk of swollen glands in this forum. Is anyone else experiencing this? Has their doctor... Read more »