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Lymph Node Hiv Scare

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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 Read more »

Lymph Nodes


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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...hotline go to and click on Other Hotlines. During acute HIV infection, the virus makes its way to the lymph nodes, a process which is believed to take three to five days. Then HIV actively replicates (makes copies of... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in... Read more »
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Lymph Nodes...Can I be infected? Very scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Could these bumps be swollen glands? Has any body had symptoms like these? Are are swollen lymph glands related to first HIV infection painless, and the size of a pea? I will be very appreciative of your responses Read more »

groin lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...have been there for about a month. I had a CBC due to a suspected UTI awhile ago, and everything appears normal (not saying HIV can be diagnosed this way, just saying blood cells appeared normal for other conditions) Should I be worried? I read... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Have lymph nodes in my jaw and the pain is shooting to my ear and then my head. Afraid to take anything exposed to hiv and hep c blood. Went Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Posted by lkeller4u, 1 Reply
...How can I tell if I have swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. My armpits seem a little puffy or swollen but there is nothing sticking out and it doesnt hurt. I can feel Read more »