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Enlarged Lymph Nodes Worried It Could Be 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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HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... 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 »

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?

Please... Read more »

Lymph nodes - Benders, Blixer, Anyone please help

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I am completely freaked out right now about lymph nodes. I read everywhere that lymph nodes are not the best way to see if you're infected but I'm freaking and i need help. I've never had a test and my only expsure would have been 15 years ago;... 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 »