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lymph glands or anything other gland

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just wanted to post my story for everyone to get a little insight and to rest assured all the "worried wells" out there. I had protected sex with an HIV+ person he never told me he was HIV+ until like a year later. When I first found out I freaked... Read more »

if you worry about swollen lymph glands under jaw

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it's mostly because of a problem with teeth.. and after you start to be paranoiac about HIV , you 'll find out you have a swollen lympg glands there.. don't worry about lymph glands under jaw..

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Swollen lymph gland

Posted by goguy00, 2 Replies
Hi all, my first post here... I have been + since 2005, on meds (atripla) since 2007. I experienced a swollen lymph gland behind my neck shortly after I started meds. My Dr. really passed it off each visit that I brought it up. He said if it didn't... Read more »

Glands and Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gee I hope you people don't get sick of me! I've just been so scared and I have so many questions and this is really my only means of finding out information. I read that one symptom of HIV is swollen glands and Lymph nodes. Where exactly are they?... Read more »

Lymph Nodes (Oops)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what infected lymph nodes would present as, in HIV infection? locations and severity?

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Ask the Experts
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The only role for lymph gland (node) biopsy in HIV+s is to diagnose some additional problem besides the HIV itself. When you are HIV+, your lymph glands will enlarge and then get smaller again -- it's all part of the disease. But if your... Read more »

are the following symptoms: muscle pain, joint pain, throat pain, night sweats, lymph gland pain all together only connect to hiv?

are the following symptoms: muscle pain, joint pain, sore throat, night sweats, lymph gland pain, oral thrush all together only connect to hiv? There are no other diseases it could realte to really, right?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Those symptoms are all related to HIV, and many other viruses including flu, mono and others.MH... Read more »

confussed about lymph gland symptoms

HELLO, PLEASE ANSWER THIS. I AM CONFUSSED ABOUT LYMPH GLAND SYMPTOMS. I READ A RECENT ANSWER FROM YOU THAT HIV SYMPTOMS USUALLY TAKE 5-10 YRS TO APPEAR. DOES THIS INCLUDE THE SWOLLEN GLANDS? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
When we talk about HIV-related problems, this does not include swollen lymph nodes, it includes things like thrush, weight loss, oral hairy leukoplakia, etc. Many many illnesses are accompanied by swollen lymph nodes, which just means that the... Read more »

Swollen Lymph glands and dying

Why are people still dying of Aids , does this mean that the Aids drugs are not working . second question : What is the life expectancy of someone who have swollen glands but is already taking medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The main reason why so many people still are dying of AIDS is that perhaps up to 95% of persons with AIDS are not being treated worldwide. In 1996 the death rate in my clinic plummetted 90% and has remained low every since. Some of my patients... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Project Inform

Risk for Salivary Gland Cancer High Among People With AIDS

In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, results from the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study show an increase in the risk for mouth ( nasopharngeal ) cancer and a more modest increase in the risk of certain salivary gland cancers in... Read more »
Project Inform

Getting Informed About HIV

What Is HIV Disease? Simply put, HIV disease is a disease of the immune system, although it can affect other parts of the body like the brain or kidneys. HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) causes disease because it gets into immune cells --... Read more »