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How Common Discomfort With Hiv 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 »

Is it normal for lymph nodes to fight off common infections?

Hi I just have a few small questions regarding lymph nodes. I'm sure you get questions like... Read more »

multiple lymph nodes in neck region; should i be concerned of lymphoma?

I had a risky exposure. I had slight pain in neck since then but no swelling. I recently got a CT... 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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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 »

Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello....wierd question, how do I tell if the lymph nodes in my armpit are swollen? I am having some discomfort in that area and didn't know if it is HIV or not. I tested negative at 2 months with a quick blood test, so im just not sure? Currently I... Read more »

Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How common is is for your lymph nodes to become swollen durings the early symptoms of hiv? I lymph nodes have been tender and enlarged for 10 days now. Once they enlarge do they stay enlarged?
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lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question about lymph nodes --> If nodes are swollen due to HIV, how long do they stay swollen for? weeks? months? Thanks in advance!

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