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How Soon After Hiv Infection Do People Get Swollen Glands

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HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?

Hi,My question : Is it MUST that a person will have swollen lymph nodes(as seroconversion symptoms), if he gets infected by HIV? I have read that some people don't develop any early symptoms (no swollen lymph nodes even.). How is this possible that...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...virus lives in the lymph nodes they may not swell up and be felt. Studies have varied in reporting 40 to 70% of people having swollen glands during recent HIV infection.Best,Joe Read more »

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What Is HIV?

...exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Disease in HIV-Infected Persons

...complete recommendations. The management of HIV-related tuberculosis (TB) disease is complex. Although the treatment of TB in persons with HIV is essentially the same as for patients without HIV, there are some important differences. ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...debilitated, a variety of complications start to take over. For many people, the first signs of infection are large lymph nodes, or swollen glands, that may be enlarged for more than 3 months. Other symptoms often experienced months to years... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...is characterized by flu-like symptoms including fatigue, sore throat, headache, joint aches, loss of appetite, and swollen glands; some people also experience patchy hair loss. People with this stage of disease may... Read more »
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Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...In early HIV infection, when the lymph nodes are swollen, could it be just one in the neck swollen or would it usually affect the lymph nodes all over Read more »

Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...So I have noticed that everyone that thinks they are hiv+ have swollen glands or lymph nodes. Personally I have had swollen, sore glands since November and I am at high risk. Is everyone hiv+ or are we just Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Sam34yo, 6 Replies
...until my VL reaches a set point... which could be several months away. He suggests there is nothing he can do about the very swollen glands. There isn't much talk of swollen glands in this forum. Is anyone else experiencing this? Has their doctor... Read more »

How do you know what is a swollen lymph node?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have read many people saying that they have swollen lymph node. How can someone know they have a swollen lymph node in the neck or groin, for example? Read more »