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Can A Parotid Gland Be A Early Symptom Of Hiv

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Swollen Parotid Gland

Dr. Bob:You are the greatest!! Please quickly answer this: I was terrified of HIV for a long time after one-time insertive vaginal sex (no condom). EIAs at 1,2,3,6,9,12, and 18 months all NEGATIVE. RNA PCR 30 days after showed NO HIV RNA RECOVERED...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You took 7 EIA tests and a PCR? Who are you, Bill Gates? The money spent on all those unnecessary tests could have gone a long way in treating people with HIV who can't afford medicines. Do you need another PCR? Only if you want to throw... Read more »

Swelling...Parotid Glands or Lypodystrophy?

Dear Doctors,I was told I was hiv+ back in June of 1990 and immediately started medications. Over... Read more »

Tested positive after a Lympoepithelial growth of the Parotid Gland

I am very concerned of this growth that has occurred over my Parotid Gland. I have had a biopsy... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »
University of British Columbia

Physicians Struggle to Clinically Diagnose Early HIV Infection

JAMA on HIV diagnosis. (Credit: University of British Columbia/Martin Dee)"> This is Dr. Evan Wood, Canada Research Chair in Inner City Medicine at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, and lead author of July 15 article in ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy Improves HIV Survival Rates, Study Says

The New York Times on Thursday examined a study that found asymptomatic HIV-positive people who delayed antiretroviral treatment until their disease reached an advanced stage faced higher mortality rates than those who initiated treatment... Read more »
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nodule on Parotid Papillae early sign of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello people,

First i'd like to say that The Body is a great site and i think it has many visitors from outside the US. So do i from Holland.

I'm suffering whith the following problem:

In august 2001 I have had protected oral and latex protected... Read more »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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 have experience with this? Read more »

Symptoms?? Glands??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The gland/lymph node swelling seems to be something that flares up in all of us that are concerneed about a recent exposure. I'm rational enough to know that I'm not making it up...I definitely fell something different/strange going on...especially... Read more »