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Enlarged Lymph Nodes After Condom Inside Out Worried I Have HIV

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes

Dear Drs.My husband is Hiv positive for 6 years since he tested for hiv. Recently though i started noticing the nodes under his right side ear is enlarged more than the other and actually there is a shape of a large pea that clearly shows, he...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is difficult to say. I share your concern and suggest you gently urge your husband to show this to his doctor. The good news is that this is an area where the lymph nodes are quite reactive to the smallest problem (such as dandruff of the... 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... Read more »

Constantly feeling/touching "Lymph nodes-please answer worried cancer or HIV "

Hi, I had a relatively low risk exposure 3 weeks ago and have been nervous since! Since then I have... Read more »
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Negotiating for Condom Use

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Condoms for Couples

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Condoms, Confidence and Keepin' It Real: Talking About the Tough Stuff

"Condoms are uncomfortable." "Sex is better without a condom." "I don't like condoms." "Using a condom means that we don't trust each other." Have you heard any of these lines before? Have you said any of them? Which ones ring true for you? Which... Read more »
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To Treat or Not To Treat ...

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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 »

Enlarged Lymph Node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 4 years ago I was sexually active with a few people, some of them being unprotected. Since then I have been totally petrified of possibly being HIV positive. Every day I feel like I have another symptom. However, I do have a huge lymph node... Read more »

Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've been poz almost 9 years (diagnosed 8 years ago) and on meds since May '97 and have always been healthy and asymptomatic. On my quarterly trip to the doctor last week he found that my right axillary lymph node is swollen "a little to big for... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you are HIV + do all of your lymph nodes swell or can it just be in one area? Does it happen often? How long would they swell for I had swollen lymph nodes in one area and it went away after a few days. Was wondering if I should get ttested. I... Read more »