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Hiv Persistent Swollen Glands Discomfort

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Persistant Swollen glands, -ve hiv test @ 10 months

Hi, I had an unprotected heterosexual encounter a year ago. Since around that time I have had swollen glands under my jaw and a loss of definition in my neck (I used to have clear definition if I tensed my muscles, now it seems fatty). I have had...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Let me keep this simple: an HIV antibody test performed six months after exposure is highly accurate (99.9%). It is so unlikely that your symptoms are related to HIV. But your doctor told you this, and still you are having difficulty believing... Read more »

persistent swollen glands

A couple of questions about "persistent swollen glands" please. First off when does this... Read more »

Persistant swollen Glands

Ryan,I had unprotected sex with a girl i didnt know. 5 and a half weeks later I get sick with flu... Read more »
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persistent swollen glands?

Posted by hivinform, 1 Reply
My lymph nodes have been swollen, one in my neck and one in my groin for the past 8 months. This happened after a high risk encounter.they are not huge but you can feel them is their any other reason your glands could be swollen for up to a year? Read more »

persistent swollen nodes

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
after my high-risk encounter 9 weeks ago, i still have swollen nodes (since week 2) in the neck and groin. 3 weeks ago the doc put me on antibiotics for sinunitis and laryngitus. i finished the anitbiotics a week ago, but the nodes perisist. the... Read more »

Swollen Glands ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a great amount of reference made to Swollen Glands re HIV infection and diagnosis. Are swollen glands also painful ( as opposed to being tender to the touch ) ?

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Swollen Glands

Posted by Sam34yo, 7 Replies
I contracted HIV mid-June (had I thought there was a chance I'd contracted HIV I would have taken PEP - damn!). Anyway, my viral load hasn't come down as much as I had hoped. Five months on an my viral load is 290,000 copies/ml. My CD4 is fine - in... Read more »