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Swollen Glands After Having Sex During Period Worried I Have HIV

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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 »

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 »

Swollen Glands?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello everyone!
I'm going to be blunt here: I had a very low risk experience (recieved oral sex) but now I am seriously worried. About two days after the incident, the glands in my throat became swollen and I felt nauseus for about five days. It is... 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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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 »

window period and swollen glands

Dear doctorI had unprotected vaginal sex with a girl of my age and i am uncertain of our HIV stattus. I got an HIV test done at 11 weeks after the possible exposure and she did also about 2 weeks befor I went to do my test, we both came out HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you and your partner have only had sexual contact with each other in the three months prior to your antibody tests, then you are both HIV negative (as indicated by the tests). In that case, your symptoms are not related to HIV.If you have ongoing... Read more »

hair loss, swollen glands - hiv positive?

Hi Dr. Bob,I would like to ask - why do you post so many questions from idiots who ask stupid things like, I had protected sex with no condom breakage and I kissed someone - do I have hiv? Or I got a massage in Asia, do I have HIV? These questions...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Natalie,Sorry you are not pleased by some of the questions posted here, but I can assure you everyone who writes in is indeed very worried about his or her personal situation. Just like you!Now let's look at your question: possible... Read more »

Persistant Swollen glands, -ve hiv test @ 10 months

Hi, I had an unprotected heterosexual encounter a year ago. Since around that time I have had swollen glands under my jaw and a loss of definition in my neck (I used to have clear definition if I tensed my muscles, now it seems fatty). I have had...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Let me keep this simple: an HIV antibody test performed six months after exposure is highly accurate (99.9%). It is so unlikely that your symptoms are related to HIV. But your doctor told you this, and still you are having difficulty believing... Read more »
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