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Common Lymph Nodes Swelling With Hiv Infections

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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 about if just one node is swollen? if it were hiv would that necessarily mean that more nodes would be swollen? i had unprotected sex. i have a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are part and parcel of HIV. These enlarged lymph nodes represent the body's attempt at fighting off the HIV virus. Usually there is "generalized lymphadenopathy"; what this means is that there are many swollen... Read more »

HIV+, Will my lymph node swelling go down if I don't take HIV drugs?

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ (from a recent infection), and I'm experiencing acute HIV... Read more »

Is it normal for lymph nodes to fight off common infections?

Hi I just have a few small questions regarding lymph nodes. I'm sure you get questions like... 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 »
Project Inform

Common GYN Conditions in Women Living With HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Bacterial Vaginosis Cervicitis Chlamydia Gonorrhea Herpes Simplex Virus Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Molluscum Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Period Problems Syphilis Trichomonas (Trich) Vaginal Candidiasis (Yeast... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dual Infections With HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I Are More Common in Older Women Than in Men in Guinea-Bissau

The human retroviruses HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I (human T-lymphotrophic virus type-I) are prevalent in Guineau-Bissau in the general population in both urban and rural areas. All three are transmitted through sexual, perinatal and parenteral routes.... Read more »
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Lymph Node Swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
when they talk about lymph node swelling, is it visible or what kind of pain is involved and is it in all places or just restricted to certain parts of the body?with this would you have fever or any other signs? thanks and hope to hear from someone... Read more »

Can you make your lymph nodes swell from touching?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know if you can make your lymph nodes swell by constantly checking them? I am very scared because I have swollen nodes behind my ears 6 weeks after a possible exposure. If anyone knows anything about this I would appreciate thier input. Read more »

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 »

Lymph nodes - Benders, Blixer, Anyone please help

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I am completely freaked out right now about lymph nodes. I read everywhere that lymph nodes are not the best way to see if you're infected but I'm freaking and i need help. I've never had a test and my only expsure would have been 15 years ago;... Read more »