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How CAN I TELL IF LYMPH NODES ARE SWOLLEN

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you said lymph nodes are common; what if just one lymph node is swollen

in your reply to someone you said that lymph nodes are very common in hiv infected people. what about if just one node is swollen? if it were hiv would that necessarily mean that more nodes would be swollen? i had unprotected sex. i have a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are part and parcel of HIV. These enlarged lymph nodes represent the body's attempt at fighting off the HIV virus. Usually there is "generalized lymphadenopathy"; what this means is that there are many swollen... Read more »

right supraclevical lymph node swollen

My right supraclevical lymph node has been swollen for the last 3 weeks. It is currently 3cm in... Read more »

Lymph Nodes Swollen

My husband has been diagnosed with HIV almost 2 months ago now. He does not know when he got it.... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: One Woman's Story

On August 27, 2001, I found out that I was HIV positive. I was surprised, hurt, confused, and angry, all at the same time. A friend of mine who is a nurse told me that she had noticed visible lymph nodes behind my ears and on the back of my neck.... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

This is the actin cytoskeleton of human T-lymphocytes (red) in the presence of the stimulus CCL-19. An HIV-1 infection (HIV-1 protein CA in green) leads to the loss of actin reorganization and therefore of cell motility. Source: Hygiene Institute,... Read more »
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lymph nodes swollen

Posted by jalarm, 1 Reply
I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin and under my arms near my triceps and they are kinda painful. I have had this for a little over a week. i went to the doctor and he said they were not bad, not too big and not red or anything else like that. ... Read more »

Can lymph nodes be swollen and sore seven days

Posted by Tyne2011, 1 Reply
I may have been exposed to HIV a week ago. I took combivir at hr 60, then added kalestra three days later. I think my groin nodes are swollen and sore. Does this make sense ? Please, any advice is appreciated. TY. Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
When you say swollen lymph nodes, does it mean that it is usually swollen throughout the entire time you experience ARS or it does not follow, I know a lot of people experience the symptoms differently, I guess want to know what usually happens

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What are swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are exactly swollen lymph nodes? How do they feel?
Please I need the info (preferably from someone who has gone through it)
Thanks in advance, and God bless you

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