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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 »

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 »

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 »

received oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
I am 34 and received oral sex from a guy of unkown status about 55 days ago. I have had swollen glands in my groin and neck and I think, behind my knee. No flu like symptoms but ringing in my ears and low grade fever. I got tested at 10 days and it... Read more »
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Performed Oral Sex - Swollen Lymph Glands after 1 week

Hello, I will try to keep this as organized as possible and free of my freaking out.9 days ago - (extremely intoxicated, and extremely stupid of me..) I gave unprotected oral sex to a male whose HIV and STD status I am not aware of. However, he...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Nothing you've described sounds HIV related. Oral sex is a low-risk activity. Certain STD's can be transmitted via oral sex. Your symptoms do not sound STD related, but if they continue then I would suggest a visit to your doctor... Read more »

Swollen Glands 6 weeks after risky behavior

I was recently in Vegas and received oral sex with a condom on from a prostitute for about 5 minutes then she finished with her hand. The condom was on the entire time for the oral and it was off for the hand. About 6 weeks later my lymph nodes in...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV infection and when it is protected you are protected. What didn't protect you was having unprotected sex with others. That's what could have put you at risk. This is risky behavior. Though I think... Read more »

swollen glandsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Rick,please help me clear up some confusion. in regards to swollen glands, there seem to be two schools of thought on this issue,some "experts" say that in hiv one would probablyhave multiple areas of swelling (neck,groin,etc.) also,that...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Since HIV is in the blood, it is asystemic infection, meaning it goes all around the body. Because of this, itnormally infects lymph nodes (and causes swollen lymph glands) in multiplesites around the body (neck,... Read more »

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 »
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