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Swollen Lymph Nodes After Sharing Sex Toys Worried I Have HIV

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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 »

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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 »

Swollen lymph node after unprotected sex

Posted by mojo999, 1 Reply
Please help, I had an unprotected sex with a lady a week ago stupidly and I developed a swollen lymph node in my upper neck (under my jaw) 2 days ago. My vision is slightly blurry as I have just discovered today, I have spoken to her and she advised... Read more »

Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »