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Swollen Glands Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Full Participation in Harm Reduction Programs Is Associated With Decreased Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Evidence From the Amsterdam Cohort Studies Among Drug Users

In this study, researchers explored the link between participation in harm reduction programs and HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence among ever-injecting drug users enrolled in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies. Poisson regression was used to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Associations Among Body Composition, Androgen Levels and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status in Adolescents

The researchers conducted the current study to investigate whether factors influencing body composition may be unique for male and female adolescents with horizontal transmission of HIV. At baseline, researchers conducted anthropomorphic... Read more »
Ask the Experts

If you have swollen glands and are HIV negative, does this mean that you don't have HIV infection?

I have a question about swollen glands. The presence of swollen glands indicates that the body is fighting against an infection. Therefore if a man has a swollen glands and his HIV test is negative, then does this mean the swollen glands are due...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged Lymph nodes (also known as swollen glands) are indeed often nothing more than the body's attempt to fight off an infection. If you are HIV negative, then it is unlikely that you have a chronic HIV infection. However, right after a... Read more »

HIV / CVID (COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY) (HYPOGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA 2008)

Im a gay man, 44. Over the last 8 years I have had the tell-tail signs of swollen neck glands, soaking night sweats, shingles, persistent chest infections and bacterial pneumonia. In May 2006 I tested negative for HIV (the test was a spot of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually, HIV often sends serum antibody levels up, not down. HIV causes hypergammaglobulinemia, not hypogammaglobulinemia. This is a consequence of immune activation. I'll repost some information below from the archives concerning CVID and... Read more »

genital warts (HPV, 2011) (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

if a person have genital warts does it mean that he/she is going to have a positive syphilis test like VDRL or RPR?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No. Genital warts are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV). Syphilis is caused by a bacteria, Treponema pallidum. You can read much more about HPV and syphilis in the archives of this forum. I'll repost below a sample of what... Read more »

Swollen cheek glands

I have swollen check glands (parotid glands I believe they are called) as was wondering if you or anyone else out there has found something that makes them go back down? I look like I have the mumps or something. I am going to acupuncture and am...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I doubt acupuncture will provide any long-term benefit. This complication (it is a complication of HIV infection itself) is relatively common. In some cases treatment with antiretrovirals helps to shrink the parotid enlargement, in others needle... Read more »
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Swollen Glands ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a great amount of reference made to Swollen Glands re HIV infection and diagnosis. Are swollen glands also painful ( as opposed to being tender to the touch ) ?

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Swollen glands, Am I going nuts?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a few unprotected experiences with the same man between october and feb. I am female by the way. I was tested in march and it was negative. I am going crazy!! I am convincing myself I have HIV, due to the swollen glands, some tiredness,... Read more »

My last question about swollen glands

Posted by Dutchguy
Hi,

I'd said to be back next week, I will, but one question remains. I just saw the message about swollen nodes, is it that lymph glands, I mean the big left and right gland right under the jaw, can swell if you feel them constantly and maybe causes... Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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 all over the body? Any HIVers have experience with this? Read more »