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Swollen Glands After Topping Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...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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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 »

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
...your question: possible exposure (condom break) followed by repeatedly negative ELISA tests out to 16 weeks and some hair loss, swollen glands and sore throat. You state you "know that symptoms do not equal HIV disease." OK. So now many folks... Read more »

Swollen Glands/Rash due to Hepatitis or HIV?

Doc this is the second time I'm asking this.Please help me.On 28th Jan 2000 I had sex with an escort service girl in USA.I am a virgin male and on that day I used a condom and she gave me oral sex (max 35-40 secs) and then got on top (max 1min)...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...A negative HIV test 2 weeks after exposure is too soon to know if your are really HIV- or not. You will need to be retested at 2-3 months afterwards, 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 "normal" for swollen...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon after any viral infection, including after just a few days. So swollen glands can certainly start setting in by 3 months, and in fact, set in much earlier! Swollen lymph nodes... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Female condoms can be used in the vagina or rectum. For more information, see the FDA's condom brochure at www.fda.gov/oashi/aids/condom.html . Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...future) outbreak of genital herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area. Often, though, people dont recognize their first or subsequent outbreaks. People who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Using Latex Diaphragm With Condoms Had Same HIV Incidence as Those Who Only Used Condoms, Study Says

...control, an accompanying Lancet opinion piece said ( Wall Street Journal , 7/13). Nick Hellmann, interim director of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis at the Gates Foundation, said although the results of the study are disappointing, they are simply... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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... Read more »

help im am very scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...After 3 weeks of receptive anal protected i came down with a fever sore throat swollen glands and a bad headeache. I still have the headache and the swollen glands. its almost 5 weeks now and i will take a test on monday. Read more »