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Joint / Muscle Pain w/ Fatigue and Swollen Lymph node

I'm a 32yo white male recently diagnosed HIV+ a couple of months ago. I appear to have a grip on this emotionally but I have not felt the same physically since I learned of my diagnosis. First of all, my T-Cells and Viral Load is currently 426...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Learning to accept and live with HIV does indeed take some getting used to. You mention you were diagnosed HIV+ a couple months ago, but we do not know how long ago you were actually infected. Your HIV specialist may well be trying to determine... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes in armpit , neck, chest area.

Hello, about 5 months ago the lymph nodes from my ear down my neck have swollen and gone back down... Read more »

Anemia, Swollen Lymph Nodes and Muscle Cramps

I've been on ART for one year. The first 90 days I was on Atripla. I became extremely ill... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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Consider How HIV Treatment Fits Into Your Life

Are You Ready? It can be hard to take medicines and stay on them when you're feeling well. It's easier to remember and take them when you feel sick. Studies show that even doctors have a hard time staying on a short course of medication, such as... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Gas and Bloating (Flatulence)

The smelly intestinal gas and abdominal bloating that any of the protease inhibitors can cause will usually disappear quickly once the offending drugs are discontinued. But these side effects often continue unabated for as long as the drugs are... Read more »
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Swollen lymph node?

Posted by ilmo
According to this forum and the HIV hotline, I had zero risk, in case you've been following my story. I can't put my mind at ease.

Anyways, my current "symptom" is swollen groin nodes. But here's the kicker, when I feel around down there, I don't... Read more »

What do Swollen lymph Nodes feel Like??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What do Swollen lymph Nodes Feel Like??, Can people with Hiv always feel them or do they just come around during ars and then go down?, I think I feel something under my jaw on my left side., Not noticeable, only if I look for it., Is that normal? I... Read more »

detecting swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How does it feel to have swollen lymph nodes? Are your lymph nodes always enlarged? Are they always tender to palpation? Do they change throughout the course of your infection? (i.e. initial infection, with changes in viral load/CD4 count, etc.)

This... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello....wierd question, how do I tell if the lymph nodes in my armpit are swollen? I am having some discomfort in that area and didn't know if it is HIV or not. I tested negative at 2 months with a quick blood test, so im just not sure? Currently I... Read more »