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Lymph Nodes On Cheek After 11 Months Hiv Antibody Negative

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HIV with Swollen Lymph Node on Left Facial Cheek

I am caregiver to a friend who has been HIV+ for 17 yrs. He recently has an attack of herpes in the head and neck area successfully treated with Aciclover with a swelling in his left facial cheek front of ear. A fine needle biopsy was taken with the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your friend needs to discuss the situation further with his/her HIV specialist. The biopsy report suggests there may be some form of cancer (lymphoma) in the parotid that will need more evaluation and likely treatment... Read more »

Antibody-Lymph Node Relationship

If one has persistent generalized swollen lymph glands beginning 8 months post exposure but has... Read more »
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Painful Lymph Nodes After 3 Months ( Very High Risk Exposure )

Posted by David78, 3 Replies
I am a gay man I had several unprotected sexual activities during the first ten days of october with two different guys ( unknown hiv status ) in two cases I was top ( unprotected ) and in one case I was bottom ( unprotected internal ejaculation ).... Read more »

HIV hinding out in lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've read in my med/surg book that HIV needs some sort of reaction in the body for it to start replicating itself once inside the blood stream. If this is true, how long would it take for it to begin reproducing?Also, wouldnt all the test guidelines... Read more »

Still afraid! New Swollen lymph nodes!

Posted by Sailingalone19, 2 Replies
Here i am again.. Yeah at 4weeks got tested negative. But today i have a new swollen lymph nodes in my neck. And got a result about CMV Antibody Titer its 9.1 and the summary is CMV Antibody is slightly elevated may be due to past exposure. Which i... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello....wierd question, how do I tell if the lymph nodes in my armpit are swollen? I am having some discomfort in that area and didn't know if it is HIV or not. I tested negative at 2 months with a quick blood test, so im just not sure? Currently I... Read more »