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Is Tender Lymph Nodes A Sign Of Primary Hiv

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HIV+ Female genitalia (Lymph nodes) tender swollen dark spots

I'm white HIV+ female for over 6 years and am having swollen lymph nodes on my upper genitals, the spots are tender and turned dark. What is happening and will this change back to the normal color?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The course of what happens to the described lymph nodes depends on the cause. An evaluation/biopsy would often be helpful at sorting out the diagnosis and whether any treatment would be recommended. KH... Read more »

Tender Chest; is this a thoracic lymph node; is it the HIV infection?

I'm HIV+ and not yet on HAART. CD4+ 600 VL 32000. For the last 6 months I have been feeling... Read more »

Tender lymph nodes from PEP?

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hiv lymph node look like

Posted by gpboy, 4 Replies
does hiv symptom lymph node form under the skin or it looks like a wound or some black round little pimple on top of the skin?

the one that formed on top of my skin is very tender and i am some pain around that

please clarify
please clarify,... Read more »

lymph nodes - I can't relax

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm the one who posted the lymph node question. I just can't relax. they have been so tender going on two weeks now. The sore throat I had got better days ago. Shouldn't my tenderness be better too if it were from that? Whats really freaking me... Read more »

Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl about three months ago and I recently started to have swollen lymph nodes on just one side of my neck behind my ear. It was the weirdest thing ever because i read about how thic could be a symptom and I began to... Read more »

SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I READ SOMEWHERE ON THE WEB THAT IF YOU HAVE LYMPH NODES THAT ARE SWOLLEN FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS YOU SHOULD GET TESTED FOR HIV. IS THIS TRUE? HAS ANYONE ELSE READ OR HEARD ABOUT THIS? I THOUGHT LYMPH NODES AND THE REST OF THE SYPTOMS WENT AWAY... Read more »