Lymph Node Biopsy And Hiv

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Will a lymph node biopsy reveal HIV virus?

I tested HIV negative for a year and a half, but have reason to believe with my sexual history that there may be a delayed seroconversion... non-stop symptoms and low cd4's. my cheeks/neck glands are swollen all the time (especially the left one)...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...NOT cause Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Only a small minority of them do.In any event, I would not recommend a lymph node biopsy solely to find out if you are HIV positive. Read more »

Can detect HIV by lymph node biopsy?

Dear Dr, Although someone everask similar question, but don't get dirctly answer from you. Could... Read more »

Newly diagnosed with HIV and now with lymph nodes-- should I get them biopsied?

I have recently been diagnosed as being HIV+ and I noticed that I have swollen lymph nodes in... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

IL-2 Taken to HAART

...Treatment Issues , November 1996 ). A few reports suggest that HAART plus IL-2 can reach the goal of cleansing the body of HIV. The 6th Retrovirus Conference included several reports on this score. But the function of IL-2 remains unclear, and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Rapid Rebound of HIV and Reappearance of HIV Reservoirs in Patients Treated with IL-2 and Combination Antiretroviral Drugs Following Cessation of Therapy

...In two HIV-infected patients treated with potent combinations of anti-HIV drugs and interleukin-2 (IL-2), and in whom even highly sensitive Read more »
The Body PRO

Abstract S94: Host Factors in the Pathogenesis of HIV Disease

...of the six individuals had replication competent virus recovered. Among these three, one patient had completed analysis of a lymph node biopsy that demonstrated non-reactive, normal architecture. Analysis of 50 million cells from the node... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Treatment with IL-2 Plus HAART Markedly Reduces HIV in Immune System "Hiding Places"

...peripheral blood resting CD4+ T cells from each of 12 patients who received HAART alone. The researchers then performed a lymph node biopsy on one of the three patients treated with IL-2 plus HAART in whom no virus was found in peripheral blood... Read more »
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Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies doing great and enjoying the day. I have a question with regards to armpit nodes....and I know that symptoms do not equal HIV desease...but I do have a question... When checking armpit you have to feel deep in your armpit to feel... Read more »

on the rollercoaster of HIV

Posted by pozpete, 1 Reply
...extreme fatigue, significant weight loss...) they figured i had a opp. infection. After tons of tests, painful procedures, and a lymph node biopsy the atripla started to do its magic and all the symptoms started going away.... I was discharged... Read more »


Posted by JER2, 7 Replies
...Excuse me my english, I am from El Salvador, I am very sick, the hiv is killing me but the tests even arent positive conclusive then i am not on med. 18 months ago i had a sexual relation with Read more »

dear gmanbill,please help.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...normal tests have been neg.DNA,S BDNA,S,ANTIBODIES ETC.IM going to a liver doc,because of, elevated alt,and gamma gt.what about a lymph node biopsy?, any i ideas?.......thanx,bill!. Read more »
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