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Swollen Lymph Nodes In Hiv

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swollen lymph nodes and HIV

Hi just a query . I have recently tested HIV positive but have also had swollen lymph nodes in my groin armpits neck (front and back) for about 4 years and currently have around 20 swollen nodes. I am just wondering if this is normal with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV-positive diagnosis. Adenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) occurs in approximately 75% of folks who have primary HIV infection. It's generalized and not painful in most cases. Feel free Read more »

HIV with Swollen Lymph Node on Left Facial Cheek

I am caregiver to a friend who has been HIV+ for 17 yrs. He recently has an attack of herpes in the... Read more »

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 Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems will last more than a few days, and probably continue for... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: One Woman's Story

...swollen. While I was concerned, the possibility of HIV was not on my mind. Working in the health field, I started looking into "swollen lymph nodes." Among the many possible causes, HIV was mentioned. However, it was on the bottom of my list. I... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...other patients and with different infections. It was called "immune recovery syndrome." Some patients developed fever and swollen lymph nodes. Others had inflammation in various parts of their bodies. These problems showed up after the... 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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Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? 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 Read more »

Lymph nodes!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Folks, does anyone of you still have their lymph nodes swollen? How long will they continue to swell? Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...In early HIV infection, when the lymph nodes are swollen, could it be just one in the neck swollen or would it usually affect the lymph nodes all over the body? Any HIVers Read more »