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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