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Lymph Nodes After Acute Hiv

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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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HIV+, Will my lymph node swelling go down if I don't take HIV drugs?

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ (from a recent infection), and I'm experiencing acute HIV infection symptoms. Part of the symptoms are substantial swelling of lymph nodes in my neck which are obvious. I looked but didn't see this addressed...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are VERY common in HIV disease. The lymph nodes are trying to fight off the HIV infection. Different patients' bodies deal with lymph nodes in different ways. In some patients, lymph nodes do indeed go down in time. In... Read more »

lymph nodes

In HIV infection are swollen lymph nodes generalised or swollen in one area?? Also how long does ARS last for?...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
In acute HIV infection the swollen lymph nodes are typically generalized and commonly involve the neck. The symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome are noticed in about one half of patients, and usually last 1-2 weeks.... Read more »


PLEASE HELP, I'm going crazy. I had unprotected sex in early March. I started to get white spots in my mouth & enlarged lymph nodes about 3 weeks later. So I went to get HIV tested. It was only 47 days apart from the unprotected sex. The...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It is possible that one could be infected with HIV and still have a negative antibody test in the time frame you describe. If someone had symptoms that could be due to acute HIV infection (and enlarged lymph glands could certainly be one such... Read more »

Anxiety, HIV and Lymph nodes

Dear Dr. Bob,I hope you are doing well.I am anxious and worried beyond imagination and looking forward to a reply and most importantly your good Karma... I will donate 50 USD.9 days ago I was in Bangkok and had sex with two different sex workers....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Q1: Your symptoms are not consistent with or worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).Q2: The primary reason to consider HIV testing would be to gain peace of mind.Q3: Anxiety can cause an extraordinary array of symptoms. Peruse the... Read more »
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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 »

groin lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
My glands are swollen now due to strep throat and an ear infection. I mentioned to the doc that I found nodes in my groin that were small -pea sized- and he said they should not be felt in healthy induviduals.
They have been there for about a month.... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long are the lymph nodes painful with an acute infection? Read more »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
are the swollen arpit Nodes painful when they are swollen and can you notice them ? Read more »