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Hiv Lymph Nodes

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Can detect HIV by lymph node biopsy?

Dear Dr, Although someone everask similar question, but don't get dirctly answer from you. Could you gine me an answer?I think it's important for someone who can not be detected by blood-based test.Thanks!
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Not sure what you are asking. Can HIV be detected in lymph nodes of infected people? Absolutely.Have there been HIV infected people where all the blood tests were negative, but HIV was found Read more »

HIV+, Will my lymph node swelling go down if I don't take HIV drugs?

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ (from a recent infection), and I'm experiencing acute HIV infection... Read more »

HIV/LYMPH NODES

PLEASE HELP, I'm going crazy. I had unprotected sex in early March. I started to get white spots in... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...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 will last more than a few days, and probably continue for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...about 2% of the HIV in your body is in the blood. The viral load test does not measure how much HIV is in body tissues like the lymph nodes, spleen, or brain. HIV levels in lymph tissue and semen go down when blood levels go down, but not at the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Absence Makes the HAART Grow Fonder

...November 1997, pages 1274-79), warns about another possible danger. "Our individuals who had rebounded for a month had HIV in their lymph nodes comparable to untreated patients," he noted. The reservoir of latent HIV slowly decays when... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...flu-like symptoms two to 12 weeks after they are first infected with HIV. These can include: aching joints and muscles fevers swollen lymph nodes sore throat skin rash fatigue During primary infection, the amount of HIV in the body is... Read more »
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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 »

Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless? I just took the plunge and took Read more »

Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...doesn't hurt or bother me at all. It only hurt when he pushed way deep inside at the lymph node itself. It's also the only swollen lymph node on my body (which I've been reading on the net is more worrisome for some reason than having a set of... Read more »

HIV hinding out in lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to start replicating itself once inside the blood stream. If this is true, how long would it take for it to begin reproducing?Also, wouldnt all the test guidelines of 28 days PCR and 13 week Elisa test be inaccurate? Maybe the 6 month ELISA test... Read more »