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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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swollen lymph nodes in armpit

Hello,I had protected sex with someone who put the condom on me. One week later I had swollen lymph node in my right armpit which went away in 2 days. I also had light pain in right pelvis area and prickly feeling in the right foot. This too went...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am not aware of any cases of HIV having been transmitted by contact from the hand of an infected person to the genitals of another. If you used a condom for the sexual contact, this makes the risk of HIV having been transmitted extremely low,... Read more »

Frequent Colds a sign of HIV?

Hi...if i have one cold per month since 2 or 3 years ago...do you think this could be an alarma to be tested...?I mean is COLD sign of HIV ? Are 12 colds per year to many to worry about it ?With Love
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Frequent colds-- even one a month-- have nothing to do with HIV. Read more »

swollen lymph nodes in armpit , neck, chest area.

Hello, about 5 months ago the lymph nodes from my ear down my neck have swollen and gone back down a few different times and I didnt' think much about it. However about 2 months ago I notice the lymph nodes in my armpit, on the same side as my neck...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Lymph node swelling can be due to a large number of disease processes, including a range of infections and cancer (lymphoma). In addition to a scan there are a number of blood tests (called "serologies") for various types of infections commonly... Read more »

confused about it all

hello im confused about the testing time line and swollen lymph nodes from reading many of inputs and articles, first i have swollen nodes in neck,elbow,armpit,groin and some other places and from what ive read not to worry unless they are at least...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Swollen lymph nodes can be a symptom of HIV but are not specific for HIV. The size of your swollen lymph nodes does not rule in or out a diagnosis of HIV. Your repeatedly Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...these cases, these symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...other patients and with different infections. It was called "immune recovery syndrome." Some patients developed fever and swollen lymph nodes. Others had inflammation in various parts of their bodies. These problems showed up after the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
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Lymphoma

...B-cells multiply quickly for many years, more mutations occur. Some of these mutations cause cancer. About 4% of people with symptoms of HIV disease develop NHL each year. The rate of NHL in people with HIV is over 80 times higher than for the... Read more »
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Swollen lymph node after unprotected sex

Posted by mojo999, 1 Reply
...advised that a day after we had unprotected sex (6 days ago) she developed a swollen upper eyelid. Please advice if this is a symptom of HIV. I am desperate and will be having a test done next week. We have both had unprotected sex together... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Posted by lkeller4u, 1 Reply
...How can I tell if I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. My armpits seem a little puffy or swollen but there is nothing sticking out and it doesnt hurt. I can feel Read more »

Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposure to HIV 3 months ago. I've tested for HIV at 6 weeks and 13 weeks, both were negative. However, I continue to have swollen lymph nodes which started about 4 weeks after the incident. They're not real swollen but I have one gland in... Read more »