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Primary Hiv Tender Lymph Nodes

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HIV+ Female genitalia (Lymph nodes) tender swollen dark spots

I'm white HIV+ female for over 6 years and am having swollen lymph nodes on my upper genitals, the spots are tender and turned dark. What is happening and will this change back to the normal color?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The course of what happens to the described lymph nodes depends on the cause. An evaluation/biopsy would often be helpful at sorting out the diagnosis and whether any treatment would be recommended. KH... Read more »

Tender Chest; is this a thoracic lymph node; is it the HIV infection?

I'm HIV+ and not yet on HAART. CD4+ 600 VL 32000. For the last 6 months I have been feeling... Read more »

Tender lymph nodes from PEP?

I had a Possible HIV exposure about 9 days ago ( top with unknown partner). I started a PEP regimen... Read more »
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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

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Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl about three months ago and I recently started to have swollen lymph nodes on just one side of my neck behind my ear. It was the weirdest thing ever because i read about how thic could be a symptom and I began to... Read more »

hiv lymph node look like

Posted by gpboy, 4 Replies
does hiv symptom lymph node form under the skin or it looks like a wound or some black round little pimple on top of the skin?

the one that formed on top of my skin is very tender and i am some pain around that

please clarify
please clarify,... Read more »

groin lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
My glands are swollen now due to strep throat and an ear infection. I mentioned to the doc that I found nodes in my groin that were small -pea sized- and he said they should not be felt in healthy induviduals.
They have been there for about a month.... Read more »

Lymph Nodes - Painful or Not?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Perhaps some ppl know... If someone is HIV+, then they should definitely know... The Doc at http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/ keeps on saying that HIV-related lymph nodes, unless there's an OI, a malignancy or something like that are painless, and... Read more »