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Does Chest Cold Mean I Have Hiv

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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 until it went down and I still get twinges there. However i have had no swollen glands elsewhere and I recover form any rare flu etc very rapidly.Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
A swollen gland is nothing more than an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes are part of the body's immune system. They enlarge in response to infection and in response to many many other insults to the immune system. Although they enlarge in... Read more »

Dr Bob's Divine Sentence - "We could stop HIV cold in its tracks!"

Dear Dr Bob, I just write to express my heartfelt "thank you" for your definitive (and... Read more »

hiv positive w/ herpes in chest

Last May I started having problems eating. I would get horrible chest pains. It got to the point... Read more »
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Negative means Negative!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was a frequenter to this board almost two years ago. For all the worried well, please read this.
In Oct '99, I had a low risk exposure with a man who I found out two weeks later was poz.
About a week after my exposure, I noticed a small... Read more »

a tenacious cold?

Posted by pozartistsd, 2 Replies
Hi all... I just caught some kind of bug from one of my family members when i was visiting. I had a flu shot but still got some kind of flu/cold like illness, more like a cold actually. I was worried for about a week since i only have around 300... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »

constant cold

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
Hi friends...
I have had a chest cold with a barky cough for almost 3 weeks now, I am miserable. It scares me that my immune system can't seem to fight this off. The cough is so loud...
I think I am going to finally go for my 8 month conclusive since... Read more »