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Do Swollen Lymph Glands Mean I Have Hiv

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What exactly do "swollen glands" mean? How soon after a new HIV infection can swollen glands appear?

There is a lot of talk about how "swollen glands" are common in HIV'ers at ANY time during infection, even during the asymptomatic period and AFTER acute retroviral syndrome . Is this true?Does this mean that it is possible or...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I've addressed the issue of lymph nodes on MANY recent responses so I don't want to repeat all the response here.I'll address your two questions1) How soon after HIV infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon... Read more »

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... 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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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 »

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..

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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 »

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 »