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Axillary Lymph Node Biopsy And Hiv

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How can you tell when a lymph node should be biopsied?

Several months back I noticed an axillary lymph node that is approximately 2.5 cm in diameter. My physician palpated it, but said not to worry. It is very movable, smooth, pretty firm, and non-tender. I have no systemic symptoms, etc. He felt...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I am assuming that your are HIV positive, though your note does not specifically say so. Lymph nodes in HIV-infected patients are very common. Most commonly they are enlarged (hyperplastic) as they try to fight off the HIV infection.... Read more »

swollen axillary lymph nodes

Hi i was just curious at first i had sores in my mouth then i went to the dr they said it was... Read more »

Can a biopsy of the lymph nodes detect HIV?

Can a simple biopsy of the lymph nodes detect the HIV virus? If so, how likely is it that a health... Read more »
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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

Rapid Drop in Mitochondria in Fat Biopsies Within Four Weeks of d4T Use

A study by Menezes and colleagues from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, published in HIV Medicine , was stopped by the DSMB due to the negative impact of d4T (stavudine) on mitochondria after only four weeks of use. 1 This was... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
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Jackie!!! Help.... Lymph Nodes Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Jackie, All,

Can you help... Are there lymph nodes in the small of your back, just to the right side of the spine, I feel lumps that can be moved and feel irritated....

Also, I still have very prominent swellings under the jaw on both sides and... 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 »

Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've been poz almost 9 years (diagnosed 8 years ago) and on meds since May '97 and have always been healthy and asymptomatic. On my quarterly trip to the doctor last week he found that my right axillary lymph node is swollen "a little to big for... Read more »

lymph node

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
would one swollen node in the armpit be cause for concern of hiv or would it be more places i have heard that most always they swell in alot of diffrent locations not just one
thanks

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