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Swollen Lymph Glands Could I Have HIV

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lymph glands

Are swollen lymph glands due to HIV (Chronic phase as opposed to the period immediately post infection) generally distributed across multiple sites or can they be limited to just one area, e.g. groin, armpits, or neck? Any clarification would be...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
They are often generalised but may be more prominent in some areas than others. In leaner individuals they can often be found in neck, occiput, axillae and groin. Localised enlargement of a single lymph gland or cluster of glands may indicate... Read more »

Knee glands

Where and what size would swollen lymph nodes be in infants with HIV? Could these glands be behind... Read more »

Swollen lymph glands during PEP

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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...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... 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 »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...HIV. Some advanced symptoms of HIV infection include: Rapid weight loss Dry, persistent cough Night sweats or fever Fatigue Swollen lymph glands Diarrhea that lasts longer than a week White spots on the tongue or in the mouth (Thrush)... Read more »
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Swollen lymph gland

Posted by goguy00, 2 Replies
Hi all, my first post here... I have been + since 2005, on meds (atripla) since 2007. I experienced a swollen lymph gland behind my neck shortly after I started meds. My Dr. really passed it off each visit that I brought it up. He said if it didn't... Read more »

How do I know if my glands are swollen??!

Posted by Anonymous
...Ever since I have been reading that swollen lymph glands are a sign of HIV, I have been looking and touching them everyday and possibly imagining that i feel throbbing in them. How do Read more »

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.. Read more »

Lymph Nodes...Can I be infected? Very scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...test one week ago and came back negative. Could these bumps be swollen glands? Has any body had symptoms like these? Are are swollen lymph glands related to first HIV infection painless, and the size of a pea? I will be very appreciative of... Read more »