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Is Hiv Possible Without Swollen Nodes

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Ear Ache, (possibly) swollen lymph nodes, and PEP

I was recently exposed to HIV through insertive anal sex (I was the top) without a condom--the exact date was February 22, 2010. My boyfriend had neglected to inform me that he had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone from the internet a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you being followed by an HIV specialist during your course of PEP? I recommend this whenever possible. It would help in situations like yours. The HIV specialist would be able to evaluate any intercurrent symptoms and arrange for testing if... Read more »

15 months swollen nodes, can this be something other than cancer or hiv?

Dr. Dezube: Thank you for the information you provide and for the attitude you take as you respond.... Read more »

Isolated Swollen Node

I have an isolated swollen node, that was tender initially for about a week. The tenderness has... Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

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 »
TheBody.com

HIV Itself Linked to Possible Heart Risk, Even Among Nonprogressors, Study Finds

There's something about having HIV in your body that may raise your risk for heart disease, say U.S. researchers in a large study published in the June 1 issue of the medical journal AIDS . The study found that this risk even appears to apply to... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to Possible Cure

Current HIV/AIDS drugs work by reducing the virus to undetectable levels but cannot eradicate it. Instead, HIV lies dormant in immune-system cells unreachable by medicines. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Howard Hughes Medical... Read more »
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Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... Read more »

Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »

Painful swollen lymph nodes...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If HIV was causing painful swollen nodes would it only effect one area or all nodes generally? I have painful, tender nodes in my groin but I cannot identify them in my arm pits or neck area. 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 nodes which started about 4 weeks after the incident. They're not real swollen but I... Read more »