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Swollen Lymph Nodes Could I Have AIDS

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Are swollen lymph nodes a CONSTANT feature in HIV/AIDS?

Please let me know whether swollen lymph nodes is a constant feature in HIV/AIDS...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Swollen lymph nodes are extremely common in HIV/AIDS. They are a sign that the body is trying to fight off infection. Usually lymph nodes are more prominent early on in HIV infection. You ask, are they a CONSTANT feature? I would have to answer... Read more »

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... Read more »

swollen lymph node- is this lymphoma?

My brother has AIDS and a lymph node is real swollen. He has had AIDS for many years.... 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 »
AIDS Treatment News

Answering the AIDS Denialists: Is AIDS Real?

Note: AIDS Treatment News has published a series of articles looking in depth at some of the bizarre ideas about AIDS, theories which are being used to persuade people to change or completely stop their medical treatment, or to ignore precautions... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

AIDS 2012 Plenary Speaker: Phill Wilson

In 1981 gay men across the country became ill with a mysterious disease that puzzled doctors. Phill Wilson's physician noticed his swollen lymph nodes like other gay men in the nation. That was Wilson's introduction to HIV/AIDS. Wilson's HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I READ SOMEWHERE ON THE WEB THAT IF YOU HAVE LYMPH NODES THAT ARE SWOLLEN FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS YOU SHOULD GET TESTED FOR HIV. IS THIS TRUE? HAS ANYONE ELSE READ OR HEARD ABOUT THIS? I THOUGHT LYMPH NODES AND THE REST OF THE SYPTOMS WENT AWAY... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes EVERYWHERE = hopeless?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please respond to this! I am 99.9% convinced that I have HIV ... is there any hope that these symptoms could be caused by anything else?

My symptoms: I found swollen lymph nodes running up either side of my neck (about five on each side). A few days... 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 »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a possible sexual exposure to HIV 3 months ago. I've tested for HIV at 6 weeks and 13 weeks, both were negative.

However, I continue to have swollen lymph nodes which started about 4 weeks after the incident. They're not real swollen but I... Read more »