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Swollen Glands During Window Period

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window period and swollen glands

Dear doctorI had unprotected vaginal sex with a girl of my age and i am uncertain of our HIV stattus. I got an HIV test done at 11 weeks after the possible exposure and she did also about 2 weeks befor I went to do my test, we both came out HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you and your partner have only had sexual contact with each other in the three months prior to your antibody tests, then you are both HIV negative (as indicated by the tests). In that case, your symptoms are not related to HIV.If you have ongoing... Read more »

research on testing

Hi,Can you tell me if there is any current research taking place to develop a rapid HIV test that... Read more »

Persistant Swollen glands, -ve hiv test @ 10 months

Hi, I had an unprotected heterosexual encounter a year ago. Since around that time I have had... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV? 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... Read more »

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...muscle pain and weakness, pain and tingling in the hands and feet, nausea, nervousness, sinus problems, skin warts, stomach pain, swollen glands, trouble sleeping and weight loss. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or... Read more »
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Gynecological Problems

...irregularities or worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some women have excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether (amenorrhea). If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention to determine the cause. It is important... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...healthy for 6 to 9 years. At first, researchers believed that early treatment might allow a patient to stop taking ART after a period of controlling HIV. However, newer reports indicate that this is probably not true. The Bottom Line It's not... Read more »
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Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...could possibly be driving myself crazy looking for sympoms, I think it is just cause I am so close to being out of the window period and can get back to normal life that im getting so stressed out. I am going for another test at the end of this... Read more »

Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...started a week later. All of these continued and then an intense flu-like illness happened 2.5 months after the encounter. The swollen glands in the groin, underarm and neck continued throughout starting about a month after the encounter and... Read more »

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 »

How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
...after that i developed a sore throat, night sweats and one swollen gland on my neck. a few days ago i developed a cough, two swollen glands on my groin and two additional swollen glands on the back of my neck. i always feel the worst in the... Read more »