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Swollen Glands After Anal Fingering Worried I Have HIV

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Yes, Swollen Glands......

Posted by Hobgoblin
I had a "risky" exposure in the sense that someone fingered my anus (with no penetration as such) but the finger felt sticky/moist. I now think there could have been semen on the finger.

3 weeks after the incident, my glands are up, and I went... Read more »

Swollen Gland in Neck

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been incredibly nervous and afraid since an anal sex encounter that was unprotected (I inserted/was on top). I was wondering if you know of anyone who became infected after a one time unprotected anal sex as a top. Also, I have one swollen... 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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Very worried. Swollen glands.......

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, Can anyone help me figure out what to do....
I had about 5 unprotected vaginal intercourse exposures a year ago. Since then I have had the following issues which may be related or may not be to the exposure:
1-2 weeks later poison ivy/oak... Read more »

How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »
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What exactly do "swollen glands" mean? How soon after a new HIV infection can swollen glands appear?

There is a lot of talk about how "swollen glands" are common in HIV'ers at ANY time during infection, even during the asymptomatic period and AFTER acute retroviral syndrome . Is this true?Does this mean that it is possible or...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I've addressed the issue of lymph nodes on MANY recent responses so I don't want to repeat all the response here.I'll address your two questions1) How soon after HIV infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon... Read more »

Please answer!!! Worried sick about swollen glands and more...

Fellow Irondequoit native, second request to you. After a month, my neck glands are still swollen. I had a couple of risky exposures 4 years ago. I went to a walkin clinic again yesterday (different one 2 wks ago had negative strep.) Congestion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Irondequoitarian,If you had a negative HIV test "3, 4, 5 or 6 months after exposure," HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Do I think you are "progressing with HIV symptoms after 4 years?" No, because you don't have... Read more »

Swollen glands and Testicular Pain

Diagnosed with HIV in November of this year...Began Atripla 6 weeks ago in the hopes of stopping all of the swelling and pain...CD4 up to 540 with Viral Load at 150 and going lower--no negative response to medication at all.Have had swollen lymph...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your symptoms involving swollen glands/testicle unlikely to be related directly to the Atripla though non-specific flare-ups of swelling can be related to immune reconstitution (over time a good thing)in some patients. I have found some cases of... Read more »

Swollen Glands

I would like to know how swollen glands, or lymph nodes present themselves in HIV disease. Do they appear shortly after infection, with the swelling then going down but the lump never actually disappearing? Or can they not appear until 7 mo. to a...
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
Lymph node swelling usually appears with a couple of weeks. Seven months after infection would be extremely unusual. They are usually swollen everywhere. Lymph nodes are located pretty much everywhere. What you describe could or could not be a lymph... Read more »
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