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swollen lymph nodes and HIV

Hi just a query . I have recently tested HIV positive but have also had swollen lymph nodes in my groin armpits neck (front and back) for about 4 years and currently have around 20 swollen nodes. I am just wondering if this is normal with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV-positive diagnosis. Adenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) occurs in approximately 75% of folks who have primary HIV infection. It's generalized and not painful in most cases. Feel free to discuss this topic... Read more »

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Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... 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 »

lymph nodes swollen

Posted by jalarm, 1 Reply
I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin and under my arms near my triceps and they are kinda painful. I have had this for a little over a week. i went to the doctor and he said they were not bad, not too big and not red or anything else like that. ... 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 »