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I Have Swollen Glands In My Neck Do I Have HIV

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Swollen Gland in Neck

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been incredibly nervous and afraid since an anal sex encounter that was unprotected (I inserted/was on top). I was wondering if you know of anyone who became infected after a one time unprotected anal sex as a top. Also, I have one swollen... Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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 the body? Any HIVers have experience with this? Read more »

Swollen Salivary Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are swollen salivary glands a sign of HIV infection, whether recent or not? I have two bumps beneath my jaw on the upper side adjacent to my throat. I don't know if these are lymph glands (scared it may be persitent generalized lymphadenopathy as... Read more »

swollen salivary gland

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok i need someone to help me out i have a swollen gland in my neck it is a salivary gland i had it checked about 2 yrs ago the dr stuck a rod down it and did a cat scan he said he saw something but wasnt sure what. he stuck the rod thing down in... 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 with other info tht others have received

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Swollen neck glands

I am HIV+ and have developed swollen glands on (R) side of my neck.It's been months but they refuse to go down.No pain or fever....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Swollen lymph nodes could be the sign of many things, including just plain HIV itself. If you've had enlarged lymph nodes, especially if they're not painful (infection usually results in tender nodes), you... Read more »

Swollen Neck Glands

I have been undetectable for ten years. CD4 around 500. Relatively healthy - no complaints. Until this year - my neck has been in a constant state of swollen glands. No sore throat, per se. Just two big golf balls on the sides of my neck. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A subset of HIV+ patients doing well on treatment seem to have persistent impressive localized lymphadenopathy. Most of those continue to do well overall but remain annoyed by local symptoms. If no other symptoms and not progressive a lymph biopsy... Read more »

swollen neck gland

hi! I have my left neck gland swollen for almost one year(I guess since seroconversion). you can feel it with fingers but not on sight, it is painless. I started with meds (combivir and stocrin) before two months with 300 cd and VL around...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Having a swollen lymph node after starting on HIV therapy is not too uncommon, and the gland may persist for some time-- even after reaching undetectable viral loads in blood. So, this finding only 2 weeks after starting... Read more »

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 in the head/neck region which drain into the lymph system in the neck. If there is an underlying... Read more »
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Risk for Salivary Gland Cancer High Among People With AIDS

In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, results from the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study show an increase in the risk for mouth ( nasopharngeal ) cancer and a more modest increase in the risk of certain salivary gland cancers in... Read more »
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