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Does HIV Cause Swollen Glands

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Swollen glands in someone with HIV

Im hiv poz and not on arvs. My cd4 count is 494 and viral load is 13 000. I have developed swollen glands on my neck.What treatment is effective for swollen glands?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Swollen glands in the neck in an HIV+ person can be due to HIV itself (concentrated in lymph nodes) or other infections or inflammatory conditions Read more »

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... Read more »

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

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how swollen is swollen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...when HIV causes swollen glands, how big so the get? Can you see them, or just feel them? Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes EVERYWHERE = hopeless?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...up, along with the glands directly below my ears. I am PANICKING. I can't think of anything other than HIV that would cause swollen glands to appear in so many different places on my body. Can anyone offer me any hope? Could mono, some strain of... Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 4 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 Read more »

hepatitis and swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does hep cause swollen lymph nodes? Read more »