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Swollen Lymph Nodes After Blood Splash Worried I Have HIV

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swollen lymph nodes - size of marbles

Hi there doctor,I recently started Atripla, and got undetectable in just 3 months - hurrah for that.Two weeks ago, I developed painfull swollen lymph nodes in my groin, both sides. They popped up in a couple of days... Now, i did have unsafe sex...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...out.If your CD4 count had been low prior to staring Atripla, this could be an immune reconstitution to something that grows in lymph nodes like TB, or histoplasmosis (or other fungal illness). Usually this would be accompanied by other symptoms... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER A WORRIED MOM and NURSE!!!! HELPME..please!

I have tried to contact you so many times, but with no luck. I am so worried about my situation. I... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes in armpit , neck, chest area.

Hello, about 5 months ago the lymph nodes from my ear down my neck have swollen and gone back down... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is... Read more »

I am worried my 3 month test isnt accurate.

Posted by Worried12, 11 Replies
...accurate until 6 months. I dont know what kind of test it was. Just a blood test. Are there any medications that would interfere? Is it possible to not have seroconverted? Is 3 months considered definitive by all everyone? Am I HIV free? Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...but there was no fever, which again (from what I've read) is quite a common symptom of ARS. I also had no cough, no rash, no lymph nodes, and no sore throat. Only cold chills, muscle aches, and fatigue. And bottom line, I know my risk was small... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...now because of it. im scared to get tested please help me im in fear and i cant do this anymore .what are the symptoms of aids???? lets say someone doesnt know they have hiv and it developes into aids what would they feel or would they even feel... Read more »