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Are Swollen Lymph Nodes An Early Sign Of HIV

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JOE YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!

DOCTOR JOE MY QUESTION IS ABOUT generalized lymphadenopathy I WAS TOLD THIS IS WHEN TWO OR MORE PARTS OF THE BODY HAVE LYMH NODES THAT ARE SWOLLEN..... MY QUESTION IS DO THE PARTS HAVE TO BE SWOLLEN AT THE SAME TIME? AND IS IT COMMON NOT TO HAVE...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...James,Swollen lymph nodes are a common complication of HIV infection. The lymph nodes are parts of the immune system where the virus often meets up with Read more »

lymph nodes affecting pap

thank you doctors. i just got results back from a pap smear...the lab said they were satisfactory... Read more »

Are swollen lymph nodes a CONSTANT feature in HIV/AIDS?

Please let me know whether swollen lymph nodes is a constant feature in HIV/AIDS Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...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 will last more than a few days, and probably continue for... 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 Well Project

Cancers

...disease) Lymphomas can be more advanced and difficult to treat in HIV-positive people, especially CNS lymphoma. Symptoms Swollen lymph nodes Fever, chills, sweats Weight loss Diagnosis Biopsy of affected lymph node More... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...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... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...symmetric and affects both parts of the body equally. Let me remind you that it occurs in only about 8% of those undergoing ARS. Swollen lymph nodes, same as swollen lymph glands, (lymphadenopathy) are indeed common in this case. If you are a... 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 »

SCARED TO DEATH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...SINGLE MOM ) I DID FINALLY GO GET TESTED IN APRIL BUT AM TO AFRAID TO GET THE RESULTS. WHILE AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE SHE FOUND A SWOLLEN LYMPH NODE ON THE LEFT FRONT SIDE OF MY NECK. SHE SAID IT WAS FROM A BAD POST NASAL DRIP AND GAVE ME SOME... 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 Read more »