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Could Swollen Lymph Glands Be A Sign Of Primary HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook the signs of acute HIV infection. They can be caused by several different illnesses. If you...
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about syphilis

If a patient has been HIV+ for 10 yrs.,could they still have syphilis and not know it? How long after infected would this patient know if they had symptons? For example: My friend and his lover are both HIV+. Both have never been diagnosed with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the chancre, generally when the chancre is healing or already healed. Other common symptoms includeSore throatTirednessHeadacheSwollen lymph glandsAlopecia (hair loss)Less frequent symptoms include fever, aches, weight loss, hair loss, aching... Read more »

MORE Panic from Portugal

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you for your reply. Im going to follow your advice, but I need get some courage to get a psychiatrist. Is not being easy for me. I know its sounds stupid and coward but I feel sometimes so desperate and in panic that I start to fail...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...understand your fears of being tested. These fears may well be exaggerated due to guilt ("wild sex party with two trannies").Your primary medical problem right now is stress, anxiety, guilt and panic attacks. I strongly urge you to seek the help... Read more »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy reading my post as I do when I read your posts. I'll go straight to my questions. I met a TS sex worker on the street and had intercourse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the chancre, generally when the chancre is healing or already healed. Other common symptoms includeSore throatTirednessHeadacheSwollen lymph glandsAlopecia (hair loss)Less frequent symptoms include fever, aches, weight loss, hair loss, aching... Read more »

Not HIV but what if?

Dr. Bob,I know this isn't a HIV question, but you're the man! Can Neuro-Syphillis be detected with the regular blood test for syphillis or there another way to detect for this form of syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chancre, generally when the chancre is healing or already healed. Other common symptoms includeSore throat Tiredness Headache Swollen lymph glands Less frequent symptoms include fever, aches, weight loss, hair loss, aching joints, or lesions... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...only 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... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

...generally when the chancre is healing or already healed. Other common symptoms include Sore throat Tiredness Headache Swollen lymph glands Alopecia (hair loss) Less frequent symptoms include fever, aches, weight loss, hair loss, aching... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...HIV. Some advanced symptoms of HIV infection include: Rapid weight loss Dry, persistent cough Night sweats or fever Fatigue Swollen lymph glands Diarrhea that lasts longer than a week White spots on the tongue or in the mouth (Thrush)... Read more »
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Swollen lymph gland

Posted by goguy00, 2 Replies
Hi all, my first post here... I have been + since 2005, on meds (atripla) since 2007. I experienced a swollen lymph gland behind my neck shortly after I started meds. My Dr. really passed it off each visit that I brought it up. He said if it didn't... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...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 Worried Well case, like myself,... Read more »

if you worry about swollen lymph glands under jaw

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it's mostly because of a problem with teeth.. and after you start to be paranoiac about HIV , you 'll find out you have a swollen lympg glands there.. don't worry about lymph glands under jaw.. Read more »

help answer my questions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...glossitis" and i was just curious if anyone has ever heard of this and is it any way seen in hiv infection? also if you had swollen lymph glands what would it look like ,would it be a lump or what would i look for? someone please reply and ill... Read more »