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Swollen Glands After Vaginal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV

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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 »

Swollen Glands!!

hi Dr Bob, hope your doing well there.i had protective sex with 2 ladies of the night in east... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Although the male condom, when used consistently and correctly, provides high levels of protection against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex Ed for Seniors: You Still Need Those Condoms

CDC reports that 15 percent of new HIV infections occur among those older than 50, a group that is expected to account for the majority of HIV patients by 2015. Experts say modern developments like Internet dating and erectile dysfunction... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Sex Workers and HIV

A smartly dressed couple check into a four-star city hotel armed with a bottle of champagne and condoms. In a building across the street, a couple who has just met is putting on a condom. In a parking lot of the local high school, in the backseat of... Read more »
The Well Project

Negotiating for Condom Use

Table of Contents Introduction Condoms and HIV Safer Sex Is for HIV+ People, Too Know What's Out There First, Think About Sex and Condoms Next, Talk to Your Partner Better Use of Condoms Using Condoms Correctly Taking Care of... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 glands and muscle pain

Posted by neibet, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago, I had an oil massage (we were both naked and the masseuse was sitting on my back and feet while massaging me) right after the massage she gave me protected oral sex with a condom. when performing oral sex on me the masseuse licked my... Read more »

swollen glands,

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the gland issue. I (male) had a possible vaginal exposure almost eight months ago. Tested at the doc's office: hiv 1/2, neg @ 24 weeks. Tested Home access @7.5 months, neg.
I have a swollen gland... Read more »