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If You Have A Swollen Lymph Node Does It Mean You Have Hiv

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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 »

Characteristics Of HIV Caused Swollen Lymph Nodes

Can you please tell me what size HIV would generally cause glands to swell? Also I have read that... Read more »

Are swollen lymph nodes a CONSTANT feature in HIV/AIDS?

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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 »

LymphNodesMeanSomething

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you have swollen lymph nodes it means something is wrong. Dr. Young from this site has confirmed that stress and anxietty cannot cause this.
If the nodes are in one location then it is most likely NOT hiv....but if they are swollen in multiple... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Posted by lkeller4u, 1 Reply
How can I tell if I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. My armpits seem a little puffy or swollen but there is nothing sticking out and it doesnt hurt. I can feel a bunch of little round things inside though. It has been six weeks since I had... Read more »

Flu Symptoms + Swollen Lymph Node

Posted by sammyg2014, 3 Replies
Hi! I'm a 21 year old homosexual male and I am really freaking out about the possibility that I could have HIV. I just took an HIV test this Wednesday and I won't get the test until after 10 business days. That's about in two weeks. It's really... Read more »