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Is Enlarged Lymph Nodes A Sign Of Acute HIV Infection

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enlarged lymph nodes

I discovered a week ago that my right axilliary lymph node was wnlarged. On Tuesday i went to see my doc who confirmed the enlargement and she ordered a chest x-ray and ct scan. I had the x-ray done on wednesday and got the results on firday which...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...thanks for your post.It's good to hear that your follow up tests (chest XR and CT) were normal. The concern in HIV+ persons with enlarged lymph nodes ("glands") is that they could represent things other than the more common infections (including... Read more »

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I discovered a week ago that I have a painful lymph node under my right armpit. I went to my Doc... Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...exposure to the virus. This illness, called Acute HIV Syndrome, may include fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea and enlarged lymph nodes (organs of the immune system that can be felt in the neck, armpits and groin). These symptoms... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Studies Shed New Light on HIV Epidemic in India

...distinguished p24 antigen-positive patientsfrom controls included fever, night sweats and joint pain. However, symptomssuch as enlarged lymph nodes, oral thrush, diarrhea and rash, which previousstudies have linked to acute HIV infection, were... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include * Fever * Headache * Tiredness * Enlarged lymph nodes (glands of the immune system easily felt in the neck and groin) These symptoms usually disappear... Read more »

enlarged lymph node next to adam's apple

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I noticed enlarged lymph node next to adam's apple.. I have the same under my chin .. this week is 8th week.. isn't it too late for ars?.. Read more »

Enlarged Lymph Node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...other symptom that I believe could cause it. I do have pretty bad post nasal drip constantly but I don't think that causes enlarged lymph nodes. I wish I could just get up the courage to go and get tested but I just feel way too scared to. Read more »

Please help clarify! Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...infection, such as influenza or infectious mononucleosis, and may include: Abdominal cramps, nausea, or vomiting. Diarrhea. Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin. Fever. Headache. Muscle aches and joint pain. Skin rash. Sore... Read more »