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Large swollen gland that won't go away

Hi, I tested HIV negative last September - but for the last few months I've had a large lump on the right side of my neck. I try to feel for the 'pea sized' node and all I can feel is the muscle??? But it's noticably larger...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Lymph nodes can swell as you body fights off infections. It's very common to have lymph nodes pop up from time to time. Lymph nodes are very common in HIVers as they try to fight off the HIV. In patients, such as you, who are HIV negative,... Read more »

PEP treatment with Atripla, hives won't go away

Hello and thank you for your help in advance. A little over a month ago I was exposed to HIV and... Read more »

Fever and chill won't go away, Med Combivir+Nevirapine

Hi doctor, latest CD4 count 295 on November, VL count 52k on December, just started my treatment... Read more »
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Persistent cold not going away

Posted by Nari, 1 Reply
Dear all,

My father is on ART since almost 7 years. He is doing fine with other things, except, over the last few months, he has developed cold that just doesnt go away. The doctors say that its allergy due to weakened immune system. He takes... Read more »

A little scared - fever won't go away

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all, I have an id doc and are being monitored every 3 months. I have had hiv for almost two years but seem to be a fast progressor, I have gone from 565 cd4 down to 300 cd4 in the last two years. My viral load has gone from 1500 to now last... Read more »

tested neg but symptoms won't go away, why?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I tested for HIV two years after my exposure and it came back negative. I tried to put it behind me but I continue to present with symptoms such as thrush (from my understanding this is pretty much HIV specific), numbness in my... Read more »

The Cough That Won't Go Away

Posted by ILoveMyBody, 3 Replies
Hello Everyone,

I have a serious question. I moved to CA in July of last year and by September I started coughing and have not stopped. I've been poz for almost 4 years now. I'm not on any meds my CD4 count is in the 400's. I took some x-rays and... Read more »