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How Big Do Lymph Nodes Get With Hiv

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lymph nodes big behind ear

hello, I am just wondering about something that i have just found about a month ago. There is a bump behind my ear and my doctor said they were just lymph nodes and not to worry. Is there a reason to worry? Please answer asap. ...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There are lots of reasons for swollen lymph nodes. Lots of people with HIV in the middle stages (CD4 200-600) have swollen lymph nodes all over their body, and this has been known for 20 years. Infections of the scalp or ears, mono, syphilis or even... Read more »

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... Read more »

Lymph nodes everywhere! Are collarbone lymph nodes more likely to be cancer?

My husband 29, has soft grape sized lymph nodes near his left collarbone, head, back of neck and... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to Nutrition for People Living With HIV: The Big Chart of Vitamins and Minerals

The Big Chart of Vitamins and Minerals This table lists the RDA (recommended daily allowance), UL (upper tolerable limit) and experimental high dose, toxicity, function and food sources. The RDA usually includes all intake, from both food and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Exacts Big Cost in South

The South is currently home to more than half of the 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, according to the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC). In 2006, the federal government revised the formula for Ryan White distributions,... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've been poz almost 9 years (diagnosed 8 years ago) and on meds since May '97 and have always been healthy and asymptomatic. On my quarterly trip to the doctor last week he found that my right axillary lymph node is swollen "a little to big for... 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 my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Besides HIV, MONO, Hodgkins, and lymphoma what other things can cause all the lymph nodes in the body to swell? I have swollen nodes but continue to test negative. I tested negative for mono as well. I have been to the doctor and have had a CBC... Read more »