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Enlarged Lymph Nodes After Kissing Cold Sore Worried I Have HIV

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Deep kissing and HIV transfer + mouth ulcers and lymph node pain

So, I was deep kissing and getting fingered by a man who I know has a history of needle use. Thanks to socialized medicine and general reluctance towards sharing needles, he claims he has never ever shared anything and is therefore clean, and while...
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HiThe risk of HIV transmission through what you experienced is extremely low. The cold sore is yes most likely due to the stress of what's happening in life right now. And yes, your internal dialogue of making sure he gets tested before any... Read more »

Mild sore throat and swollen lymph node

I have read many many posts on this site and appreciate all the support and advice this group is... Read more »

Lymph Nodes - worried

Can a person be HIV positive only in their Lymph Nodes and not test positive with a Antibody or DNA... Read more »
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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 »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When lymph nodes are swollen from HIV, does it typically last longer awhile? i.e more than a day or two of soreness, I am not sure if mine were even swollen. Read more »

Help with lymph node worries

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been feeling them, and I have a swollen one under my chin. I am so worried. Where exactly are the nodes on the neck and throat? With HIV swelling, do they get to where they really protrude the neck? Its normal if they are a little big, right?... Read more »