Painful Lymph Node In Neck

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swollen lymph nodes and neck pain

I am a recently-diagnosed HIV+ mother of five, still reeling from the news. Am on Epivir/Zerit/Sustiva combination and my CD4 count is now slightly above 200 and viral load
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Often lymph nodes can swell in this situation due to recovery of the immune system (a good thing) which can results in more T-cells in the blood Read more »

swollen, hard and painful lymph nodes

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All of the symptoms - none of the risk?

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness Enlarged lymph nodes (glands of the immune system easily felt in the neck and groin) These symptoms usually disappear... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: One Woman's Story

...surprised, hurt, confused, and angry, all at the same time. A friend of mine who is a nurse told me that she had noticed visible lymph nodes behind my ears and on the back of my neck. She examined them and suggested that my lymph nodes were... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Disseminated disease can lead to bone, brain or skin infections, or cause painful joints. Signs of MAC include swollen abdominal lymph nodes, usually on only one side of the body, and an enlarged liver and spleen. Coughing and wheezing are less... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

...on the palms of his hands and soles of his feet but later spread to his torso. A physical exam revealed that he had swollen lymph nodes in his neck. Laboratory analysis of his blood samples showed that levels of liver enzymes in the blood were... Read more »
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lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
...i have had unprotected sex and now i have swollen painful lymph nodes all over my neck. i had diareah for over 1 month and headaches. i had some night sweats and a vaginal yeast infection am i Read more »

Painful lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
... I have been having pain in my lymph nodes(neck, armpit, groin and behind the knee) for over two weeks. No swelling at all according to my two family doctors. I had a Read more »


Posted by nomanalone, 1 Reply
...since the end of February, have been having headaches daily. Also I have had pain in my ears and neck. It feels as though my lymph nodes are throbbing, but there is no swelling. I have heard that lymph nodes do not hurt when experiencing HIV... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...week I developed joint pain. The pain remained till few weeks ago. After my 6 months negative test i developed pain in the lymph node areas, armpit, neck, groin and behind the knees. I tested myself on the 7th months and it came out negative. ... Read more »
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