Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Swollen Lymph Nodes After Topping Worried I Have HIV

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Connect With Others

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 »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Ear Ache, (possibly) swollen lymph nodes, and PEP

I was recently exposed to HIV through insertive anal sex (I was the top) without a condom--the exact date was February 22, 2010. My boyfriend had neglected to inform me that he had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone from the internet a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you being followed by an HIV specialist during your course of PEP? I recommend this whenever possible. It would help in situations like yours. The HIV specialist would be able to evaluate any intercurrent symptoms and arrange for testing if... Read more »

Constantly feeling/touching "Lymph nodes-please answer worried cancer or HIV "

Hi, I had a relatively low risk exposure 3 weeks ago and have been nervous since! Since then I have been constantly playing with my lymph nodes and lo and behold I can now clearly feel one on my left side of the neck. This morning I also woke up...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,It sounds like your "low risk exposure" was actually <b>no risk</b> since you had no penetration. Since this is a safe sex / prevention forum, I'm going to move forward with the assumption that your... 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 »
Articles
CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Increasing in Australia

Australia's HIV infection rate is increasing, with the latest figures showing worrying trends in the nation's three most populous states. Last year, 700 Australians, mainly gay and bisexual men, were infected with HIV. Records show new HIV... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Summary of "Top 10 HIV Stories of the Past Year"

The Story: HIV is one of the most rapidly evolving fields in medicine, but even so, the clip at which new HIV medications have been approved lately is stunning. And we're not just talking about new meds in existing drug classes; we're also talking... Read more »