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Swollen Lymph Glands After Rubbing Vagina Worried I Have HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/aidsstat.htm . What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? You might not know if you get infected by HIV. Within a few weeks after being infected, some people get fever, headache, sore muscles and joints, stomach ache, swollen lymph glands, or a skin rash for one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The...
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Swollen lymph glands during PEP

Dr Bob, can you help me PLEASE? I am now 34 yrs old. In May 2008 I had receptive anal sex during which time the condom broke. I always use condoms. I attended a clinic the following day and started PEP about 14 hours afterwards for 28 days. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...complete medical file and all of your laboratory test results or have the benefit of a physical examination. However, with negative HIV-antibody tests at baseline, two weeks and three months plus completing a full 28-day course of PEP, the... Read more »

From a very confused man

Dr Frascino, the other day and may I say that for the first time in my life (believe it or not 50 + years) I went to a strip club, I had never received a lap dance, so I kind of got carried away, I had lap dances with 5 different girls, there was no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not hours or days, to appear. Second, cunnilingus carries an extremely minimal risk for HIV transmission. (See below.) Third, swollen lymph glands related to HIV disease would not be limited only to one side of the body. The virus quickly spreads... Read more »

Follow-up question swollen lymph glands

What are corticosteroids? I've just read an article from AIDSMAP TREATMENT & CARE in which they say that cortcosteroids are effective in treating swollen glands. Can they help me?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...variety of conditions though can be associated with many serious side effects if used excessively. Use is not recommended for HIV-associated swollen lymph nodes except under unusual circumstances (such as for treatment of immune reconstitution... Read more »

Swollen Lymph glands and dying

Why are people still dying of Aids , does this mean that the Aids drugs are not working . second question : What is the life expectancy of someone who have swollen glands but is already taking medication
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...every since. Some of my patients have drug resistance (often due to prior inadequate therapy)so they don't response well to HIV drugs. Many patients at the county hospital where I work present late with full blown AIDS and succumb before we can... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...weeks. Within one week to six months after the sore heals, symptoms of secondary syphilis may occur. These symptoms include swollen lymph glands, a rash especially noticeable on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and painless sores on... Read more »
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Swollen lymph gland

Posted by goguy00, 2 Replies
...passed it off each visit that I brought it up. He said if it didn't get bigger, or stay in constant pain then it was nothing to worry about. Though when he or I examined and pressed on it, I found it hurt and bothered me worse for days after. I... Read more »

if you worry about swollen lymph glands under jaw

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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.. Read more »

I am going crazy ..plz help me(Gman, Telsa)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on-going pain..it just came every now and then. Like in the shower when I rubbed the area, there would be pain. Is that a sign of swollen lymph glands?? I thought it could be from using Nair and rubbing it too hard when whipping the hair off and... Read more »

worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...be nothing nothing to do with a possible std infection. But this along with regularly feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these... Read more »