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I Have Swollen Glands In My Neck Do I Have HIV

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Swollen glands in someone with HIV

Im hiv poz and not on arvs. My cd4 count is 494 and viral load is 13 000. I have developed swollen glands on my neck.What treatment is effective for swollen glands?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Swollen glands in the neck in an HIV+ person can be due to HIV itself (concentrated in lymph nodes) or other infections or inflammatory conditions Read more »

Surgery for swollen glands?

I have been HIV+ for 25 yrs. Viral load undectable, Tcells 700+. 2 years ago I had successful... Read more »

tonsilitis and swollen glands

Is a case of tonsilist and swollen neck glands a syptom of newly hiv infected? Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

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 »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
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Swollen Gland in Neck

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...you know of anyone who became infected after a one time unprotected anal sex as a top. Also, I have one swollen gland in my neck, and my throat seems like it could be sore. I am so nervous, I can't focus on anything else. I just leep torturing... Read more »

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 Read more »

And Yet another Swollen Gland Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ive read on thebody that when glands are swollen due to HIV that they need to be protruding from the neck,groin,or armpit. Just want to double check the facts to see if this is consistant Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a possible sexual exposure to HIV 3 months ago. I've tested for HIV at 6 weeks and 13 weeks, both were negative. However, I continue to have swollen lymph Read more »