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Enlarged Lymph Nodes After Unprotected Vaginal Sex 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 »

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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 »

Swollen lymph node after unprotected sex

Posted by mojo999, 1 Reply
Please help, I had an unprotected sex with a lady a week ago stupidly and I developed a swollen lymph node in my upper neck (under my jaw) 2 days ago. My vision is slightly blurry as I have just discovered today, I have spoken to her and she advised... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are lymph nodes under the skin or in the skin? I have a bump in my armpit right now and I am not sure how to tell if it is a lymph node or not. I can lift it up with the skin so it is not under the skin. I guess i am trying to figure out if it is... Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal Intercourse with a Stripper

Posted by rayk12345, 1 Reply
I had a 15-30 second vaginal intercourse with a stripper at a strip club...I was drunk and this is the only that happened..after that 15 seconds time I was scared and just left that place...I dont know about the HIV status of that lady but i feel... Read more »