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Does Hiv Cause Pain Lymph Node Problems

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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
...nodes are enlarged due to the cancer or due to the HIV. Biopsies, as you indicate, sometime don't help since you can biopsy one lymph node and see HIV, and biopsy another lymph node and get cancer. In fact, in my last patient who had AIDS... Read more »

swollen, hard and painful lymph nodes

My husband is on meds for Hiv for last three years and his cd4 count is very good and viral load is... Read more »

Painful lymph nodes 1 month after treatment

I just recently found out I was hiv positive. My cd4 was 230 and vl60,000. I immediately got on... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...swelling, redness and pain. Inflammation can appear nearly anywhere in your body. It can occur in an organ like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or ... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: One Woman's Story

...surprised, hurt, confused, and angry, all at the same time. A friend of mine who is a nurse told me that she had noticed visible lymph nodes behind my ears and on the back of my neck. She examined them and suggested that my lymph nodes were... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness Enlarged lymph nodes (glands of the immune system easily felt in the neck and groin) These symptoms usually disappear... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

...on the palms of his hands and soles of his feet but later spread to his torso. A physical exam revealed that he had swollen lymph nodes in his neck. Laboratory analysis of his blood samples showed that levels of liver enzymes in the blood were... Read more »
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lymph nodes keep getting bigger!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have lymph nodes in my groin that keep getting bigger. What is going on with me?! I was trying to remain calm and now I don't know that I can. Read more »

Lymph node pain,swelling, and bruising

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you were exposed to hiv would you have the following symptoms? Swelling, bruising and pain in your lymph nodes by your elbows and behind your knees? I am experiencing pain in my left elbow area on top of my arm. Also, pain, swelling, and Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How long are the lymph nodes painful with an acute infection? Read more »

SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... I READ SOMEWHERE ON THE WEB THAT IF YOU HAVE LYMPH NODES THAT ARE SWOLLEN FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS YOU SHOULD GET TESTED FOR HIV. IS THIS TRUE? HAS ANYONE ELSE READ OR HEARD ABOUT Read more »