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Lymph Nodes Swollen And Then Normal

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Whopping Cough,very swollen Lymph Nodes

Hi, I've been HIV positive for 21 yrs. Female, 52yrs. old, just diagnosed with Whopping Cough. My Lymph Nodes are very swollen and hurt badly. My T-CELLS ARE 1249, VIRAL LODE IS AT 20 NONDETECTABLE! Why are my Lymph Nodes more swollen than...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Whooping cough can cause swollen lymph nodes particularly in the neck area so often that would be a likely explanation for the lymphadenopathy. I hope you getting treatment for the whooping cough and being followed by your primary care or HIV... Read more »

HIV+ Female genitalia (Lymph nodes) tender swollen dark spots

I'm white HIV+ female for over 6 years and am having swollen lymph nodes on my upper genitals,... Read more »

swollen, hard and painful lymph nodes

My husband is on meds for Hiv for last three years and his cd4 count is very good and viral load is... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Note on HIV and Inflammation

It is normal for the body to respond to a viral infection by triggering inflammation within the immune system. People experience the resulting inflammation as fever, chills, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue and so on. Inside the body much... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How the Immune System Fights Disease

Introduction Normal T Cell Response to Infection HIV Interferes With Normal Immune Response Introduction The immune system is a complex network of cells and chemicals. Its mission is to protect us against foreign organisms and substances.... Read more »
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detecting swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How does it feel to have swollen lymph nodes? Are your lymph nodes always enlarged? Are they always tender to palpation? Do they change throughout the course of your infection? (i.e. initial infection, with changes in viral load/CD4 count, etc.)

This... Read more »

What do Swollen lymph Nodes feel Like??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What do Swollen lymph Nodes Feel Like??, Can people with Hiv always feel them or do they just come around during ars and then go down?, I think I feel something under my jaw on my left side., Not noticeable, only if I look for it., Is that normal? 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 »

How do you know what is a swollen lymph node?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read many people saying that they have swollen lymph node. How can someone know they have a swollen lymph node in the neck or groin, for example? How does it feel. Can it actually hurt sometimes even without feeling it or touching it?. Ok.... Read more »