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If I Have Ars Will I Have Swollen Lymph Nodes

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ARS is more fever/swollen lymph than cough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
On most web sites it seems ARS Symptoms are more fever/swollen lymph nodes achy body than coughing sore throat type of symptoms. Am I on the right track? Read more »

ARS is more fever/swollen lymph than cough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
On most web sites it seems ARS Symptoms are more fever/swollen lymph nodes achy body than coughing sore throat type of symptoms. Am I on the right track? Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
When you say swollen lymph nodes, does it mean that it is usually swollen throughout the entire time you experience ARS or it does not follow, I know a lot of people experience the symptoms differently, I guess want to know what usually happens

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Swollen Lymph node !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can a swollen lymph node be a sign of ars? I was have a 2 Elisa tests both negatives at two and three months(12 weeks) after risk, but at four month the lymph node turn up in my neck (no mores symptoms, no fevers)....I'm in the 6 months after risk... Read more »

swollen lymph node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected sex and a day after that, my lymph node (on right nect) was swollen and I had fever. This is the sixth day, although the fever had retreated, the lymph node has not. The doctor I went to see gave me some antibiotics and told me... Read more »
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Lymph Nodes and ARS

I had a risky exposure recently and I am extremely worried about my lymphadenopathy.It is my understanding that symptoms (ARS) can start showing within 2 weeks after exposure to HIV.My question is specifically with regards to lymph nodes:1. Is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Yes, swollen lymph nodes can be a feature of acute HIV. You should get HIV tested and explain your recent exposure to the clinicians so they can direct proper testing. DW... Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

I keep reading and hearing about swollen lymph nodes as a SIGN of HIV infection, but I'm confused. Is swollen lymph nodes a sign during initial infection, ARS and SeroConversion??? Where is one most likely to find them (behind the ears, on...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Swelling of lymph nodes is a nonspecific sign of inflammation (due to cancers or other reasons) or infection. Lymph nodes occur all over the body. In HIV infection, many areas that you listed will have swollen glands. This can occur in acute... Read more »

enlarged/swollen lymph nodes

two questions:1.Does everybody have enlarged/swollen lymph nodes during/after ARS or is it possible that someone doesn't?2. They say usually within 2-3 weeks after primary infection; why ARS/symptoms don't manifest immediately(within 1-st...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
When acute HIV infection occurs, the virus enters the body at the point of contact, i.e. the vagina, and spreads to the surrounding lymph nodes; it takes about a week for the virus to get into the bloodstream and then spread throughout the body... Read more »

one day sore throat with swollen lymph nodes

Hi I am a male who had protected vaginal sex and received unprotected oral sex from a sex worker in Taiwan a bit more than 7 weeks ago. I woke up yesterday with a mild sore throat which worsen until the night. I noticed swollen lymph nodes on my...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I agree with you that the risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. If you are concerned, I would get tested. By 7 weeks standard antibody tests will be relatively accurate. 7 weeks out would be late for ARS. take care,LHW... 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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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 »
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A Note on HIV and Inflammation

It is normal for the body to respond to a viral infection by triggering inflammation within the immune system. People experience the resulting inflammation as fever, chills, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue and so on. Inside the body much... Read more »