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Does Hiv Replicate In Lymph Nodes

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lymph system

Please tell me why there arent more studies ith the lymph system.I have an enlarged perotid node by my right ear ahve been taking meds it has not gone down.1.does hiv replicate in the nodes making it swell or2 are they swollen because they are...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Many many disease processes involve lymph nodes, including HIV and other infections. HIV does indeed replicate in lymph nodes which is why they look "reactive" when examined Read more »

lymph node swelling: meaning

I got Hiv since no more than 2 years ago, why is that only now im having swollen lymph nodes in my... Read more »

swollen glands on pep

i have swollen groin glands(no other swollen glands elsewhere) at this stage around 10 days after... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Mad, Mad Science: Improved Clinical Outcomes Wrought By Immunosuppressive Medicine and Second-Rate Immune Responses - Where Will It All End?

...infection and the course of subsequent disease. Preliminary evidence of the importance of so-called "viral trapping" within the lymph nodes - and the potential impact this has on disease outcome - was presented by the NIAID team of Fauci,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...Replication Cycle of HIV Transmission of HIV Early Events in HIV Infection Course of HIV Infection HIV is Active in the Lymph Nodes Role of CD8+ T Cells Rapid Replication and Mutation of HIV Theories of Immune System Cell... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Treatment with IL-2 Plus HAART Markedly Reduces HIV in Immune System "Hiding Places"

...infected cells will be discontinuation of HAART and long-term follow-up," Dr. Fauci notes. HIV-infected individuals interested in AIDS clinical trials at NIH, including studies involving IL-2, may call 1-800-AIDS-NIH. NIAID is a component of... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Immune-Based Therapies for HIV: A History

...from the University of Washington in Seattle, found that the infused CD8 T-cells localized at sites of HIV replication in the lymph nodes but appeared unable to sustain a prolonged antiviral effect. Advances in the understanding of immunology... Read more »
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Kill HIV with Photopheresis, Ultra-Violet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Therapies?

Posted by Jon316, 1 Reply
...etc. So, why isn't this therapy recommended by doctors for people living with HIV and why aren't our doctors promoting research? It's also reasonably priced, painless, and easy to perform. Would this help HIV patients if it was performed once or... Read more »

How do you know what is a swollen lymph node?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have read many people saying that they have swollen lymph node. How can someone know they have a swollen lymph node in the neck or groin, for example? How does it feel. Can it actually hurt Read more »

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 »

HIV hinding out in lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to start replicating itself once inside the blood stream. If this is true, how long would it take for it to begin reproducing?Also, wouldnt all the test guidelines of 28 days PCR and 13 week Elisa test be inaccurate? Maybe the 6 month ELISA test... Read more »