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Chronic Generalized Swollen Lymph Nodes Since Exposure

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lymphadenopathy after risky exposure = HIV

Dear Dr. BobI write to you again (100% hiv infected 2010) because I have a problem. So I know you are a busy man. And I really do think u deserve so much for all the great work that u always provide to people living with HIV and WW regarding there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...change reality.You have been to your general practitioner and two HIV specialist physicians. All three have advised you that your lymph nodes are not swollen. However, you "find this hard to accept." What are the odds all three doctors, including... Read more »

I am beyong believing I am HIV poz! (ANOTHER I'M POSITIVE I'M POSITVE, FLUFFERNUTTER MAXIMUS! 2010 ),

Dr Bob,I will apologize ahead of time as I have a feeling you will not like what I have to say to... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...indication that you are infected with HIV is that you will test positive on standard (antibody) HIV tests and you may have swollen lymph glands. This means that you look and feel healthy but can infect other people through unprotected sex or... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...appear 3-10 days after exposure to the bacterium. About one-half of people with chancroid also have painful, swollen lymph nodes in the groin, usually on one side; the enlarged glands may fuse into a large mass... Read more »
The Body

Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...replication, if you can contain the infection locally, then your body can effectively eliminate it. But once it goes to the lymph nodes and starts to replicate and gets into the blood, then you cannot prevent infection. From exposure to HIV... 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 »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...the like. I think following you carefully to see if things return to normal is important, and there are a number of causes of swollen lymph nodes which will improve. I think you can likely exclude HIV though. Good luck Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.... Read more »

face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Face it...there are false negatives I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa tests come back negative over a period of years only to subsequently come down with an opportunistic infection like PCP and then test positive. It... Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 have one gland in... Read more »