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Are Swollen Glands Hiv Early Symptoms

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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 Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection?
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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 glands on my neck.What treatment is effective for swollen glands?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Swollen glands in the neck in an HIV+ person can be due to HIV itself (concentrated in lymph nodes) or other infections or inflammatory conditions Read more »

Is this early HIV symptoms? Please answer.

Hello Dr- 4 weeks ago I had a high risk incident with a girl in Thailand. Basically I very stupidly got drunk and had unprotected sex with her. For two weeks now I have had what can only be described as a mild sore throat. It's not very severe but...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...It is correct that the most common manifestations of acute HIV disease are more widespread than just a sore throat, and may involve all the things your doctor mentioned to you. However, it Read more »

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 »

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 fighting against an infection. Therefore if a man has a swollen glands and his HIV test is negative, then does this mean the swollen glands are due...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Enlarged Lymph nodes (also known as swollen glands) are indeed often nothing more than the body's attempt to fight off an infection. If you are HIV negative, then it is unlikely Read more »
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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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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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Worried well...or maybe not.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with the underlying lymph gland swollen. This development has sent me into total panic mode, as everything I've read points to swollen glands as a major signpost of Acute Retroviral Syndrome. I've been to a counselor specializing in HIV/AIDS... 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 Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have read a lot about people who experience symptoms and people who don't experience symptoms of HIV. Does experiencing/notexperiencing symptoms have anything to do with life expectancy? I got very sick with acute HIV--do I have 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 »