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Enlarged Lymph Nodes Sign Of HIV Infection

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lymph node swelling-- HIV vs non-HIV enlargement

If nodal enlargement is because of HIV, all the nodes around the body should have the same chance to enlarge. However, most of the nodes appear around the throat and neck. I think it is because all HIV+ guys have some infection in their mouth and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You didn't realize actually ask a question. Most of your comments are correct. HIV infection typically causes generalize lymph node enlargement. It is not unusal for some of the lymph node groups to be particularly enlarged. The three areas... Read more »

lymph nodes enlarged or not????

hi, i repeatedly have tested neg. (as you know) but i have a question.In HIV patients how soon do... Read more »

enlarged/swollen lymph nodes

two questions:1.Does everybody have enlarged/swollen lymph nodes during/after ARS or is it possible... Read more »
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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

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lymph nodes in neck...can people tell?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I was wondering if your lymph nodes are swollen in your neck area, can people tell that are are going through an infection. We know that they can feel, but can people actually see that your neck's lymph nodes are actually swollen?

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Lymph Nodes?

Posted by SunshineSR, 3 Replies
Over the last couple months the lymph nodes on my neck have became larger, as they have many times.. I was not concerned until they started appearing behind and infront of my ears and on the back of my head, I cannot get into the HIV clinic until... Read more »

Lymph Node Swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
when they talk about lymph node swelling, is it visible or what kind of pain is involved and is it in all places or just restricted to certain parts of the body?with this would you have fever or any other signs? thanks and hope to hear from someone... Read more »

SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I READ SOMEWHERE ON THE WEB THAT IF YOU HAVE LYMPH NODES THAT ARE SWOLLEN FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS YOU SHOULD GET TESTED FOR HIV. IS THIS TRUE? HAS ANYONE ELSE READ OR HEARD ABOUT THIS? I THOUGHT LYMPH NODES AND THE REST OF THE SYPTOMS WENT AWAY... Read more »