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Swollen Glands After Sharing Dildos Worried I Have HIV

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...about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an...
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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know if I'm infected? Immediately after infection, some people may develop mild, temporary flu-like symptoms or persistently swollen glands. Even if you look and feel healthy, you may be infected. The only way to know your HIV status for sure is... 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 Read more »

testing vs worrying

I have posted a question on this site before but it was not answered. However, since I have read so many previous posts and the good doctor's response that I thought I would add my experience to those that have gone before me. 13 weeks ago I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your experience. I'll add your testimonial to the rapidly expanding archives.Welcome to our X-Files (Ex-Worried Wells).Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Swollen glands in someone with HIV

Im hiv poz and not on arvs. My cd4 count is 494 and viral load is 13 000. I have developed swollen glands on my neck.What treatment is effective for swollen glands?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Swollen glands in the neck in an HIV+ person can be due to HIV itself (concentrated in lymph nodes) or other infections or inflammatory conditions Read more »
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Very worried. Swollen glands.......

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rash on legs. Went away with cream from doctor. 2 weeks after that rash on face that persisted until 3 months of antibiotics swollen glands under jaw appeared about a month after exposure. Still swollen 11 months later. blood tests done at 3... Read more »

Strangs palce for swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have swollen glands in th middle of my chest, isn't that starnage? Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...In early HIV infection, when the lymph nodes are swollen, could it be just one in the neck swollen or would it usually affect the lymph nodes Read more »

Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...under my right am pit. I feel some soreness, should i be worried. Read more »