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Enlarged Spleen Acute Hiv Syndrome

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Enlarged spleen

in a 44 yr. old, HIV infection for 18 years at least. Stable CD4 (400 - 500), occassional viral load blip (250 to 8,000) over the past year. Always UD the next time measured. Meds: d4T, 3TC, Inverase, Ritonavir (for the last 3 years). Other...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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enlarged spleen

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is an enlarged spleen a sign of hiv? On and off i have been having a sort of dull pain in the upper left portion of my stomach, under my ribs. What can this mean? Please respond

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Enlarged spleen

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone ever hear of an enlarged spleen with someone who is infected?

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enlarged spleen

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How common is it to have an enlarged spleen approximately 6 weeks after possible exposure. My exposure was protected sex/giving unprotected oral sex with upper class prostitute about 9 weeks ago. My symptoms were the following starting six days... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
does anybody know if hte spleen would enlarge and hurt during initial infection. I just remembered that at the time my glands started to swell my spleen hurt for about a week also. Man am i scared now!!!!!

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