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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 »

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 »

Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So I have noticed that everyone that thinks they are hiv+ have swollen glands or lymph nodes. Personally I have had swollen, sore glands since November and I am at high risk. Is everyone hiv+ or are we just really paranoid? Do all these people with... 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 »
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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 »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could be HIV positive, if she is HIV positive and since her saliva comes into contact with my blood, am i at risk of getting HIV?Let me know. Thanks. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope. Saliva does not transmit HIV. (See below. I'll reprint some basic information about HIV transmission.)Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Stay well.Dr. BobDr.... Read more »

Wet Vaginal Secretions from Outside of Condom on Penis

Dr. Bob:I'm ill with fear, and have been now for two weeks. I had protected vaginal sex with a stripper in a club...condom in tact, very short duration, 1-2 minutes...not much fun. After finishing, she wiped herself, and I put my rod while it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Gosh, if HIV were that easy to contract, it would have wiped out the entire planet years ago.Thanks for your donation! (<A HREF="http://www.concertedeffort.org"... Read more »

rubbing eyes with vaginal secretions ?blood?

Dear Dr. Bob,It is me again and everyday I rush to the computer several times and get disappointed by no reply! I swear i went through the archives and did not find a case like mine. Basically I got a massage in my hotel room in Asia. I touched the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your STD/HIV-acquisition risk from your rub-and-tug is essentially nonexistent, even if you rubbed your eyes! If you remain worried despite my reassurance, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The results will undoubtedly be... Read more »
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