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Reactive lymph nodes in neck - should I start ARV's

Hi, I have been HIV+ for 14 years not on ARV's. last CD4 was919 and VL 7500. Generally been a slow progressor. Had biopsy done on gland and come back negative for NHL & HL and Tick bite fever(I live in South Africa). But was told that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Interesting and important situation. In South Africa need to be alert to possibilty of TB -I assume that has been carefully checked? For persons with modest viral loads and CD4 counts > 500 the benefit of starting HIV treatment still being... Read more »

you said lymph nodes are common; what if just one lymph node is swollen

in your reply to someone you said that lymph nodes are very common in hiv infected people. what... 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 »
Articles
CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... Read more »
HIV i-Base

ARV Pipeline: Long-Acting Formulations of Rilpivirine, GSK-744 and Nanoformulations

A useful poster discussion focused on long-acting (LA) formulations that are in early stages of development, some of which appear to be prioritised for use for prevention rather than treatment. 1 This session included an introduction by Marta... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Treatment Is Prevention: ARV Treatment in HPTN-052 Reduces Transmission by at Least 96%: Single Transmission in Treatment Arm Occurred Prior to Viral Suppression

Four of the six oral presentations in the "Treatment is prevention: the proof is here" session reported on the results from HPTN 052. 1 This study had been unblinded four years earlier than planned due to a review by the data and safety monitoring... Read more »
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Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »

Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »

Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a possible sexual exposure to HIV 3 months ago. I've tested for HIV at 6 weeks and 13 weeks, both were negative.

However, I continue to have swollen lymph nodes which started about 4 weeks after the incident. They're not real swollen but I... Read more »