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Do Enlarged Lymph Nodes Mean I Have Hiv

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lymph nodes enlarged or not????

hi, i repeatedly have tested neg. (as you know) but i have a question.In HIV patients how soon do they usually see gland enlargement?You stated once that they usually dont even realize they are swollen so does that mean they are very small?Mine (I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Glands will usually swell with a couple of weeks of infection and can persist for several weeks. They are usually like an almond and not a pea and can be tender. Many people have small pea sized nodes in their neck, or groin from past viral or... Read more »

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... Read more »

lymph node swelling-- HIV vs non-HIV enlargement

If nodal enlargement is because of HIV, all the nodes around the body should have the same chance... Read more »
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HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

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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 »
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By the Numbers: Black HIV Testing and Infection

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LymphNodesMeanSomething

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you have swollen lymph nodes it means something is wrong. Dr. Young from this site has confirmed that stress and anxietty cannot cause this.
If the nodes are in one location then it is most likely NOT hiv....but if they are swollen in multiple... Read more »

Enlarged Lymph Node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 4 years ago I was sexually active with a few people, some of them being unprotected. Since then I have been totally petrified of possibly being HIV positive. Every day I feel like I have another symptom. However, I do have a huge lymph node... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
after exposure I had lymph nodes on top of lymph nodes in my neck
can anyone that is hiv positive remember what kind of lymph nodes they had ? and mine were non-tender and very big. 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 »