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Enlarged Lymph Nodes After Sex With Sex Worker Worried I Have HIV

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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 about if just one node is swollen? if it were hiv would that necessarily mean that more nodes would be swollen? i had unprotected sex. i have a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are part and parcel of HIV. These enlarged lymph nodes represent the body's attempt at fighting off the HIV virus. Usually there is "generalized lymphadenopathy"; what this means is that there are many swollen... 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 »

Oral sex with sex worker and a cut lip

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am going nutz thinking about whether I have contracted hiv. To be brief, here... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

sex with massage worker

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am worried sick. About 1 month ago,I had protected sex with an Asian massage worker here in the US. She used baby oil on the condom. This is so stupid. I feel like crying every day.I was unfaithful to my wife. I am so upset.I know I will have hiv... 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 »