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Swollen Lymph Nodes Worried It Could Be AIDS

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swollen lymph nodes - size of marbles

Hi there doctor,I recently started Atripla, and got undetectable in just 3 months - hurrah for that.Two weeks ago, I developed painfull swollen lymph nodes in my groin, both sides. They popped up in a couple of days... Now, i did have unsafe sex...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...feel them around your neck or under the arms? If so it makes a sexually transmitted disease less likley.Castleman's can cause swollen glands, but usually the person will also have fever, anemia and feel quite unwell.I wish you the best, the... Read more »

10TH TIME..WRITING. pls reply ...especialy for the WORRIED people out there

hi Dr.Bob....this is my 10th time writing to u. from past 2 month .you never replied to my... Read more »

unprotected sex ,swollen forever+donation 50$ thank you

DEAR Dr Bob. hope you are doing well. i had unprotected sex with a girl i met in a bar 4 times in... Read more »
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Worried well...or maybe not.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with the underlying lymph gland swollen. This development has sent me into total panic mode, as everything I've read points to swollen glands as a major signpost of Acute Retroviral Syndrome. I've been to a counselor specializing in HIV/AIDS... Read more »

Should I worry? Please help

Posted by David99, 1 Reply
...I gave him oral and I was worried because it went deep and I had dry mouth from being nervous. Now I have been experiencing swollen lymph nodes on my body and I am worried it is the worst case scenario. One under my chin, one behind my ear, my... Read more »

REDGIRL got tested after a full year of worry

Posted by redgirl, 5 Replies
...had HIV, but would not get tested out of fear. I first thought that i had HIV in august 2006 because of numerous "symptoms"....swollen lymph nodes, night sweats etc, and i knew i wasnt imagining these things, as i am a 5th year student doctor,... Read more »

Very worried, please reply!!!!!

Posted by James74, 2 Replies
...some places? Do you know how HIV rash look 6.I know that Lymphadenopathy from HIV-related ARS involves generalized swelling of lymph nodes across the body, including the neck, underarms, and both groins. Is there fever with this symptom? Please... Read more »