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How Big Are The Swollen Lymph Nodes

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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 »

lymph nodes big behind ear

hello, I am just wondering about something that i have just found about a month ago. There is a... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Doctor how can you tell if you have swollen lymph nodes? I mean what do they look like and how big... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
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Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, can anybody tell me how big the swollen lymph nodes are on a person with HIV in early stage or treatment
stage ? Does the swollen lymph node pain ? I had a risk exposure two months ago. now I have small swollen
lymph nodes in my right and left... Read more »

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 »

Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Lumano1, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I have had a relatively low risk exposure about 7 weeks ago, and since then have done several tests including DNA/PCR,DUO and rapid HIV TEST,all came back negative.
Though my worry is I have had a couple of swollen lymph nodes in the... Read more »

Stress and swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok, gang, question. Dr. Holidny states in his Viral Load forum that lymph nodes don't swell because you push on them a lot or when you are stressed. Yet, I see a lot of smart people here say that stress can cause swollen lymph nodes. Further, people... Read more »