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Swollen Lymph Nodes Sign Of HIV Infection

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Swollen Lymph Nodes

I keep reading and hearing about swollen lymph nodes as a SIGN of HIV infection, but I'm confused. Is swollen lymph nodes a sign during initial infection, ARS and SeroConversion??? Where is one most likely to find them (behind the ears, on the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Swelling of lymph nodes is a nonspecific sign of inflammation (due to cancers or other reasons) or infection. Lymph nodes occur all over the body. In Read more »

Swollen Gland or Lymp

Previous reader wrote:"I keep reading and hearing about swollen lymph nodes as a SIGN of HIV... Read more »

Curious

Please i will like to know the symptoms of HIV. Read more »
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...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 »
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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 »
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Acute HIV Infection

...generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook the signs... Read more »
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...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... 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 »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...No body in the "I'm infected?" area was willing to help me with this, are lymph nodes related to hiv infection (when sollen) painless and the size of a pea, and usually appear behind the ear or in the back of the 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 »

Swollen Glands ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...There is a great amount of reference made to Swollen Glands re HIV infection and diagnosis. Are swollen glands also painful ( as opposed to being tender to the touch ) ? Read more »