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Swollen Lymph Glands Sign Of HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. 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 the signs of acute HIV infection. They can be caused by several different illnesses. If you...
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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
Hello Mark,Unfortunately, I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet, as I do not have access to your complete medical file and all of your laboratory test results or have the benefit of a physical examination. However, with... Read more »

Two Questions: Lymphnodes/Lymph glands

(1)Please describe exeacty how one can determine if the lymph glands are swollen? Can they be mistaken for a sore muscle? How far down your arm do the run? What size are they? Please do your best to describe exactly what they are and how to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi.Thank you for your question.It's very difficult to describe to you in words what swollen lymph glands"feel like". These glands are found at various points around the body,including under the armpits, in the neck, and in the groin 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
Corticosteroids are drugs like prednisone which are potent anti-inflammatory agents which can be helpful for a wide variety of conditions though can be associated with many serious side effects if used excessively. Use is not recommended for... Read more »

Signs and Symptoms

What are the most common signs and symptoms for women ?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...who are infected with HIV may remain asymptomatic for many years; symptoms when they occur may include fatigue, weight loss, swollen lymph glands, recurrent infections, opportunistic infections; women [like men] with HIV are also at increased... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...only indication that you are infected with HIV is that you will test positive on standard (antibody) HIV tests and you may have swollen lymph glands. This means that you look and feel healthy but can infect other people through unprotected sex... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

...generally when the chancre is healing or already healed. Other common symptoms include Sore throat Tiredness Headache Swollen lymph glands Alopecia (hair loss) Less frequent symptoms include fever, aches, weight loss, hair loss, aching... 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 »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...of the body equally. Let me remind you that it occurs in only about 8% of those undergoing ARS. Swollen lymph nodes, same as swollen lymph glands, (lymphadenopathy) are indeed common in this case. If you are a Worried Well case, like myself,... 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 »

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 »