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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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Swollen Glands?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello everyone!
I'm going to be blunt here: I had a very low risk experience (recieved oral sex) but now I am seriously worried. About two days after the incident, the glands in my throat became swollen and I felt nauseus for about five days. It is... 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 Glands

Posted by Sam34yo, 7 Replies
I contracted HIV mid-June (had I thought there was a chance I'd contracted HIV I would have taken PEP - damn!). Anyway, my viral load hasn't come down as much as I had hoped. Five months on an my viral load is 290,000 copies/ml. My CD4 is fine - in... 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 »
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Neurological symptoms/swollen glands....ARS?

Dr. Bob. How common are Neuro symptoms with ARS? How do they typically manifest? I had an unprotected sexual encounter about 5 months ago. About 7 weeks later I developed Neuro symptoms. I woke up Monday morning with numbness in my left leg only....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Can I offer some words of wisdom? Sure thing. STOP HAVING UNSAFE SEX!Neurological symptoms occur in approximately 12% of acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) cases. These symptoms include aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis, peripheral neuropathy,... Read more »

Ars symptoms (no swollen glands or fever)

27 year old female who had high risk exposure 17 days ago. Unprotected sex with person of unknown status. We had sex twice and used a condom at the end of the second time. At day 15 I got a small rash on my roar that's still there. It is...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHaving unprotected sex with someone that you don't know their status, you obviously know, puts you at risk of HIV transmission.The symptoms you are describing could be due to HIV but can also be due to many other things, including as you... 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...
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 »

very scared....PEP and swollen glands??

Dear Dr. Bob,About two weeks ago I posted a question which you kindly answered it. Now I am desperately in need for your help again. As a quick reminder my exposure was a possible unprotected penetration for a maybe 30sec during anal/penile rubbing....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Sam,1.There are many factors involved in PEP efficacy/failure. These would include time of first dose (most effective when started as soon as possible after exposure) and specific regimen prescribed, etc. Consequently, the best I can... Read more »
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