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Does HIV Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes

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Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes EVERYWHERE = hopeless?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please respond to this! I am 99.9% convinced that I have HIV ... is there any hope that these symptoms could be caused by anything else?

My symptoms: I found swollen lymph nodes running up either side of my neck (about five on each side). A few days... 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 »

Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... 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 »
Ask the Experts

Characteristics Of HIV Caused Swollen Lymph Nodes

Can you please tell me what size HIV would generally cause glands to swell? Also I have read that swollen glands would usually be generalized throughout the body. Does this mean that several glands would be swollen, or would on gland swollen in a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Size is variable and multiple sites are involved.... Read more »

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 »

HIV+ Female genitalia (Lymph nodes) tender swollen dark spots

I'm white HIV+ female for over 6 years and am having swollen lymph nodes on my upper genitals, the spots are tender and turned dark. What is happening and will this change back to the normal color?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The course of what happens to the described lymph nodes depends on the cause. An evaluation/biopsy would often be helpful at sorting out the diagnosis and whether any treatment would be recommended. KH... Read more »

Very painful lymph nodes; I have both HIV and cancer. Which disease is causing these nodes?

HIV+ for over 7 yrs, CD4 190, viral load 45,000 recently started anti-retrovirals. Had a growth removed from under left arm about 5cm and was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve sheath sarcoma. I am about to start radiation therapy, but I have more...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Your situation is not an easy one, and I have many patient in similar situations. Specifically patients who have a known cancer and enlarged lymph nodes on CT scan. It is VERY difficult to tell whether the lymph nodes are enlarged due to the... 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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Note on HIV and Inflammation

It is normal for the body to respond to a viral infection by triggering inflammation within the immune system. People experience the resulting inflammation as fever, chills, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue and so on. Inside the body much... Read more »
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TB Diagnostics: A Crisis for People Living With HIV/AIDS Worldwide

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