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Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by kryce, 1 Reply
I'm still waiting to be tested...two more days and I can finally be done and over with this worry. But I wanted to know that if swollen lymph nodes with no symptoms is a sign of hiv/how severe it would have to be. It has been six months since i've... Read more »

Please answer about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you tell if your lymph nodes are swollen without touching them? Will it be difficult to breathe? I took a test at 6.5 weeks and felt good but now I have this terrible feeling around my neck like someone is choking me. Is this stress or... Read more »

Swollen Lymph node !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can a swollen lymph node be a sign of ars? I was have a 2 Elisa tests both negatives at two and three months(12 weeks) after risk, but at four month the lymph node turn up in my neck (no mores symptoms, no fevers)....I'm in the 6 months after risk... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Lumano1, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I have had a relatively low risk exposure about 7 weeks ago, and since then have done several tests including DNA/PCR,DUO and rapid HIV TEST,all came back negative.
Though my worry is I have had a couple of swollen lymph nodes in the... Read more »
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you said lymph nodes are common; what if just one lymph node is swollen

in your reply to someone you said that lymph nodes are very common in hiv infected people. what about if just one node is swollen? if it were hiv would that necessarily mean that more nodes would be swollen? i had unprotected sex. i have a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are part and parcel of HIV. These enlarged lymph nodes represent the body's attempt at fighting off the HIV virus. Usually there is "generalized lymphadenopathy"; what this means is that there are many swollen... Read more »

Swollen Breast/lymph node

1 1/2 yrs. ago, prior to my HIV+ diagnosis, I had a very tender, enlarged right breast. As a man, this worried me. Once I was diagnosed with HIV, my doctor didn't seem to be concerned about it. After a couple of months on the meds, the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like you may be experiencing gynecomastia, which is swelling (and sometimes, tenderness) of breast tissue that men have as well as women. Usually it's a benign process, but since men can get breast cancer too I usually send men with... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes

Hello. I have had HIV for a little over a year. I started meds about 10 months ago (sustiva/truv) and have an undectable vl. After intitial exposure, I had swollen lymph nodes in my head and neck. I continue to have a pair of swollen lymph nodes in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Having generalized enlarged lymph nodes is not uncommon among persons with HIV infection, particularly among those who are not on antiretroviral therapy. The size of the nodes tends to decrease once treatment has been... Read more »

Swollen lymph node

Hi .. i had a small risk of hiv 18 days before ...After 16 days a swollen lymph node in my right hand armpit appear . Its painful . I am too worried . is it the cause of hiv ? ...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Your swollen lymph node is not HIV related. Symptoms related to a recent HIV infection appear as a cluster of symptoms. You would not experience just one symptom. If the pain and swelling do not go down with a day or two then I would... Read more »
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