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Do Swollen Glands Mean I Have Hiv

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Swollen glands- Does it mean I have HIV

Where do swollen glands occur. I had a very large swollen gland on one side of my groin for months until it went down and I still get twinges there. However i have had no swollen glands elsewhere and I recover form any rare flu etc very rapidly.Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
A swollen gland is nothing more than an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes are part of the body's immune system. They enlarge in response to infection and in response to many many other insults to the immune system. Although they enlarge in... Read more »

If you have swollen glands and are HIV negative, does this mean that you don't have HIV infection?

I have a question about swollen glands. The presence of swollen glands indicates that the body is... Read more »
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Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
In early HIV infection, when the lymph nodes are swollen, could it be just one in the neck swollen or would it usually affect the lymph nodes all over the body? Any HIVers have experience with this? Read more »

How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »

My last question about swollen glands

Posted by Dutchguy
Hi,

I'd said to be back next week, I will, but one question remains. I just saw the message about swollen nodes, is it that lymph glands, I mean the big left and right gland right under the jaw, can swell if you feel them constantly and maybe causes... Read more »

lymph glands or anything other gland

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just wanted to post my story for everyone to get a little insight and to rest assured all the "worried wells" out there. I had protected sex with an HIV+ person he never told me he was HIV+ until like a year later. When I first found out I freaked... Read more »