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Persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy And Hiv

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Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy- How long can it last??

By defining persistent generalized lymphadenopathy as having 2 or more extra inguinal swollen lymph nodes for more than 3 months, do these swollen nodes normally go away after 3 months or do they normally persist throughout the course of the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy is very common in HIV'ers. PGL is nothing more than the body trying to fight off the HIV infection. PGL is a diagnosis best made by a lymph node biopsy. Have you had a biopsy?How long will the swollen... Read more »

persistent lymphadenopathy

Hello Doctor, Could you explain persisten lymphadenopahy? during PGL do all the glands swell. could... Read more »

generalized lymphadenopathy...a scared nurse

Dr Bob,First of all thank you for the wonderful job you are doing for all the worried and for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reinfections, Persistent Infections, and New Infections After General Population Screening for Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection in The Netherlands

The authors conducted a cross-sectional study among a subsample of participants in a population-based screening in urban and rural areas of the Netherlands to determine the rate of new infections, reinfections or persistent infections with Chlamydia... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Report and Commentary from the Fifth International Workshop on HIV Persistence During Therapy

Inaugurated in 2003, the bi-annual International Workshop on HIV Persistence during Therapy (aka "the persistence workshop") is the brainchild of researcher Alain Lafeuillade. The meeting presaged the recent explosion of interest in pursuing a cure... Read more »

After the Entry Ban, Why Danger Persists for Immigrants Living With HIV in the U.S.

Victoria Ojeda Cristina Velez As we move into the fifth year without the decades-old U.S. ban on entry and immigration for people living with HIV -- and enact visions of a country free of the Defense of Marriage Act -- what has changed... Read more »

HIV Persistence in Patients on HAART: Re-Evaluating Prospects for Eradication

Plenary moderator: Good morning, and first, congratulations to the award recipient, and it is my pleasure to introduce the first speaker for the plenary session this morning. Dr. Robert Siliciano is a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute... Read more »
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Lymphadenopathy - symptoms

Posted by ManyQuestions, 1 Reply
I have had multiple symptoms of hiv over the last three and a half months, although I don't recall any of them happening together. (tiredness, oral ulcer, joint pain, small swollen lymph nodes in neck and on one side of groin, lymph nodes also... Read more »

Persistent HIV fear

Posted by Phorus, 2 Replies

I have been exposed to HIV (so I thought) two years ago, when I had protected sex with a prostitute. I received a fellatio without condom, which does not constitue a risk for HIV. Nonetheless, I thought that, even if the risk was low or... Read more »

Crystal Meth - Gay community in general, HIV

Posted by NickBaer, 1 Reply
I found some new informational resources on Crystal Meth - the Gay community in general, and specifically Crystal's releation to new HIV cases.

There's some very out-there educators and celebreties speaking out on the dangers of Crystal.

I found it... Read more »

hopeless! Persistent dry mouth and P Neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »