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Swollen Lymph Nodes Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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enlarged/swollen lymph nodes

two questions:1.Does everybody have enlarged/swollen lymph nodes during/after ARS or is it possible that someone doesn't?2. They say usually within 2-3 weeks after primary infection; why ARS/symptoms don't manifest immediately(within 1-st week)?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...When acute HIV infection occurs, the virus enters the body at the point of contact, i.e. the vagina, and spreads to the surrounding lymph nodes; it takes Read more »

first symptoms

Are mono-like symptoms first, or is mononucleosis itself a symptom? Read more »

Fever resulted from HIV

I would like to ask that if a person is infected by HIV and has fever symtom, how long will this... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...The only way to find out if you are infected is by taking an HIV test. Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Primary HIV infection is the first stage of HIV disease, typically lasting only a week or two, when the virus first establishes... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...flu-like symptoms two to 12 weeks after they are first infected with HIV. These can include: aching joints and muscles fevers swollen lymph nodes sore throat skin rash fatigue During primary infection, the amount of HIV in the body is... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...these cases, these symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye... Read more »
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Sign of infection? please anyone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...night very sweaty (I had to change my sleeping clothes only not my bed), however, I haven't had any other symptoms (no fever, no swollen lymph node, no soar throat, etc.), could this be a sign of acute hiv infection? I'm waiting a couple more... Read more »

Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
...A person is exhibiting classic signs of acute hiv ie: sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pains, general fatigue. They take the antimicrobial zithromax and have all signs of this supposed acute hiv quickly Read more »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are the swollen arpit Nodes painful when they are swollen and can you notice them ? Read more »

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 Read more »