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Do Swollen Lymph Nodes Mean I Have AIDS

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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 about if just one node is swollen? if it were hiv would that necessarily mean that more nodes would be swollen? i had unprotected sex. i have a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are part and parcel of HIV. These enlarged lymph nodes represent the body's attempt at fighting off the HIV virus. Usually there is "generalized lymphadenopathy"; what this means is that there are many swollen... Read more »

Are swollen lymph nodes a CONSTANT feature in HIV/AIDS?

Please let me know whether swollen lymph nodes is a constant feature in HIV/AIDS... Read more »

Lymph Nodes Swollen

My husband has been diagnosed with HIV almost 2 months ago now. He does not know when he got it.... Read more »
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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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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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Some of the Most Important Lab Tests and What They Mean

In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical providers... Read more »
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Flu Symptoms + Swollen Lymph Node

Posted by sammyg2014, 3 Replies
Hi! I'm a 21 year old homosexual male and I am really freaking out about the possibility that I could have HIV. I just took an HIV test this Wednesday and I won't get the test until after 10 business days. That's about in two weeks. It's really... Read more »

Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a possible sexual exposure to HIV 3 months ago. I've tested for HIV at 6 weeks and 13 weeks, both were negative.

However, I continue to have swollen lymph nodes which started about 4 weeks after the incident. They're not real swollen but I... Read more »

Can lymph nodes be swollen and sore seven days

Posted by Tyne2011, 1 Reply
I may have been exposed to HIV a week ago. I took combivir at hr 60, then added kalestra three days later. I think my groin nodes are swollen and sore. Does this make sense ? Please, any advice is appreciated. TY. Read more »