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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 »

Lymph Nodes...Can I be infected? Very scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm a male and had unprotected intercourse with someone I know for a few years, but don't live with her. A few weeks later I developed diahrrea, and I also had a small bump in the back of the ear for about 5 days, now I also have a small bump in... Read more »

Glands and Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gee I hope you people don't get sick of me! I've just been so scared and I have so many questions and this is really my only means of finding out information. I read that one symptom of HIV is swollen glands and Lymph nodes. Where exactly are they?... Read more »

Lymph node questions!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The thing is i had a one night stand with a girl back in febuary of 2001, after that i was worried that she had HIV cause i heard she was really dirty. my girlfiend that hadnt been with anyone was diagnosed with herpes, obviously it came from me.... Read more »

Enlarged Lymph Node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 4 years ago I was sexually active with a few people, some of them being unprotected. Since then I have been totally petrified of possibly being HIV positive. Every day I feel like I have another symptom. However, I do have a huge lymph node... Read more »
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you said lymph nodes are common; what if just one lymph node is swollen

in your reply to someone you said that lymph nodes are very common in hiv infected people. what about if just one node is swollen? if it were hiv would that necessarily mean that more nodes would be swollen? i had unprotected sex. i have a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are part and parcel of HIV. These enlarged lymph nodes represent the body's attempt at fighting off the HIV virus. Usually there is "generalized lymphadenopathy"; what this means is that there are many swollen... Read more »

I'm really scared for my friend's lymph node

Hi...My friend found out he is HIV Positive yesterday....he's only 19 and very scared. He has a bunch of enlarged nodes around his neck, behind his ears, under his arms, and in his groin area. They removed a particularly large one from his neck...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Kelly: Emotions certainly run high around the time of an HIV diagnosis. This is certainly understandable. I wouldn't jump to conclusions and assume your friend has cancer. Although an enlarged lymph node in an HIV patient can represent... Read more »

Very painful lymph nodes; I have both HIV and cancer. Which disease is causing these nodes?

HIV+ for over 7 yrs, CD4 190, viral load 45,000 recently started anti-retrovirals. Had a growth removed from under left arm about 5cm and was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve sheath sarcoma. I am about to start radiation therapy, but I have more...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Your situation is not an easy one, and I have many patient in similar situations. Specifically patients who have a known cancer and enlarged lymph nodes on CT scan. It is VERY difficult to tell whether the lymph nodes are enlarged due to the... Read more »

Do removed lymph nodes advance HIV infection?

I hope you can help me because I am scared to death.I tested positive for HIV in mid-March. I went in for medical care right away. My doctor says my vl is 7000 and my CD4 level is 280. I told him I tested negative for HIV as recently as December...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Extremely unlikely. One presumed lymph node removal will have no impact on your immune system's capabilities to contain the virus.... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Groups Express Concern About Potential for New Antiretroviral Advertising to "Scare Off" Patients

The Wall Street Journal on Monday examined a new trend for drugmakers marketing HIV/AIDS treatments to release ads that "tak[e] aim at rival HIV drugs, hinting at side effects and other drawbacks." Drug companies have "traditionally sold"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. The... Read more »