The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Lymph Node Biopsy And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
A trained pathologist should be able to recognize lymph nodes which are suspicious for HIV infection. HOWEVER, evven if you were to have such a lymph node, only a positive HIV blood test would allow one to conclude that you are indeed infected.... Read more »

Can a biopsy of the lymph nodes detect HIV?

Can a simple biopsy of the lymph nodes detect the HIV virus? If so, how likely is it that a health... 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 »
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 »
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 »

Hot Topics: Is HIV Treatment Truly for Everyone?; You and Your Lymph Nodes; Ebola vs. HIV; and More

Hot Topics at's "Ask the Experts" Forums, September 16, 2014 September 16, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription   Is There Merit to Arguments Against HIV... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Rapid Drop in Mitochondria in Fat Biopsies Within Four Weeks of d4T Use

A study by Menezes and colleagues from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, published in HIV Medicine , was stopped by the DSMB due to the negative impact of d4T (stavudine) on mitochondria after only four weeks of use. 1 This was... Read more »
Connect With Others

Lymph Nodes

Posted by itsthatgirl, 2 Replies
I guess besides my rash the other "symptom" that has sent me in to total WW land is that I have a lymph node in my neck that has been swollen for about 3 months, since I was sick in December... It isn't swollen to the extent that it was when I was... Read more »

Jackie!!! Help.... Lymph Nodes Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Jackie, All,

Can you help... Are there lymph nodes in the small of your back, just to the right side of the spine, I feel lumps that can be moved and feel irritated....

Also, I still have very prominent swellings under the jaw on both sides and... Read more »

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 »

Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »