Are Swollen Lymph Nodes An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...their own. For others, the symptoms may persist or get worse and become life-threatening. In any of these cases, these symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye inflammation. Although less common, some people can experience short-term cognitive or mental changes,...
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Swollen lymph glands during PEP

Dr Bob, can you help me PLEASE? I am now 34 yrs old. In May 2008 I had receptive anal sex during which time the condom broke. I always use condoms. I attended a clinic the following day and started PEP about 14 hours afterwards for 28 days. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive confirmation of your HIV-negative status.There are many potential causes for the nonspecific symptoms you report swollen glands, diarrhea, rash, headaches, chills, etc. If indeed your HIV specialist is "stumped," you should ask for a... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes in armpit

Hello,I had protected sex with someone who put the condom on me. One week later I had swollen lymph node in my right armpit which went away in 2 days. I also had light pain in right pelvis area and prickly feeling in the right foot. This too went...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am not aware of any cases of HIV having been transmitted by contact from the hand of an infected person to the genitals of another. If you used a condom for the sexual contact, this makes the risk of HIV having been transmitted extremely low,... Read more »

Reply: Pep-swollen lymph nodes concern

My previous question was:--------PEP - swollen lymph nodes concernAug 9, 2005 I must begin by apologizing if there have been a similar question answered, but given my situation, I doubt so. Approximately two weeks ago today I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lymph nodes swell up in HIV negative persons due to a range of local irritations/low grade infections so they are not often clearly linked Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

I keep reading and hearing about swollen lymph nodes as a SIGN of HIV infection, but I'm confused. Is swollen lymph nodes a sign during initial infection, ARS and SeroConversion??? Where is one most likely to find them (behind the ears, on the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...or other reasons) or infection. Lymph nodes occur all over the body. In HIV infection, many areas that you listed will have swollen glands. This can occur in acute infection and throughout the course of HIV disease. Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...BETA . It is important to note that this definition of AIDS may apply to HIV positive individuals who have never experienced symptoms of HIV disease. Receiving an AIDS diagnosis does not necessarily mean that the diagnosed person will die soon;... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook the signs... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... 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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lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...So I've had swollen lymph nodes since mid-November. Thats mainly what concerned me enough to see a doctor, which led up to the discovery of my HIV on the first Read more »

How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening? I`m worried because I have some fever too... Thanks!!! Read more »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are the swollen arpit Nodes painful when they are swollen and can you notice them ?Read more »


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