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Hiv And Enlarged Lungs

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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 »

Enlarged Optic Nerves connected with HIV+

Dear Doc,My 10 year old daughter is HIV+. Upon a recent eye exam for glasses, the eye dr. said her... Read more »

HIV related enlarged parotid glands

I have a comment and a question. I just read a question about treatment of HIV related enlarged... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV as an Independent Risk Factor for Incident Lung Cancer

To determine whether the higher rate of lung cancer seen among HIV patients is due to biological effects of HIV, surveillance bias or excess smoking, the research team compared the incidence of lung cancer between patients with HIV and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Italy: World's First Lung Transplant on HIV Patient Performed

The world's first lung transplant on an HIV patient was performed by doctors in Italy, the director of the country's National Transplant Center in southern Palermo said on Friday. "This is an important event in the progress of transplants," said... Read more »

Study Finds HIV Infection Is an Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer

Simply having HIV is an independent risk factor for lung cancer, according to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The researchers found that having HIV increased the risk of developing lung cancer by about 71%, after... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Diagnosis and Elevated Mortality in an Urban Population With HIV and Lung Cancer: Implications for Patient Care

Lung cancer is more common in HIV patients than in the general population, observed the authors. They conducted a retrospective analysis of lung cancer diagnoses in HIV patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital between 1986 and 2004 to determine how... Read more »
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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 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 »

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 »