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Does HIV Cause Swollen Glands

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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 fighting against an infection. Therefore if a man has a swollen glands and his HIV test is negative, then does this mean the swollen glands are due...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged Lymph nodes (also known as swollen glands) are indeed often nothing more than the body's attempt to fight off an infection. If you are HIV negative, then it is unlikely that you have a chronic HIV infection. However, right after a... Read more »

Swollen Glands/Rash due to Hepatitis or HIV?

Doc this is the second time I'm asking this.Please help me.On 28th Jan 2000 I had sex with an... Read more »
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Swollen Glands ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a great amount of reference made to Swollen Glands re HIV infection and diagnosis. Are swollen glands also painful ( as opposed to being tender to the touch ) ?

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Swollen glands, Am I going nuts?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a few unprotected experiences with the same man between october and feb. I am female by the way. I was tested in march and it was negative. I am going crazy!! I am convincing myself I have HIV, due to the swollen glands, some tiredness,... Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Sam34yo, 7 Replies
I contracted HIV mid-June (had I thought there was a chance I'd contracted HIV I would have taken PEP - damn!). Anyway, my viral load hasn't come down as much as I had hoped. Five months on an my viral load is 290,000 copies/ml. My CD4 is fine - in... Read more »

Swollen glands and muscle pain

Posted by neibet, 2 Replies
7 weeks ago, I had an oil massage (we were both naked and the masseuse was sitting on my back and feet while massaging me) right after the massage she gave me protected oral sex with a condom. when performing oral sex on me the masseuse licked my... Read more »