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Swollen Parotid Glands And Acute Hiv

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Swollen Parotid Gland

Dr. Bob:You are the greatest!! Please quickly answer this: I was terrified of HIV for a long time after one-time insertive vaginal sex (no condom). EIAs at 1,2,3,6,9,12, and 18 months all NEGATIVE. RNA PCR 30 days after showed NO HIV RNA RECOVERED...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You took 7 EIA tests and a PCR? Who are you, Bill Gates? The money spent on all those unnecessary tests could have gone a long way in treating people with HIV who can't afford medicines. Do you need another PCR? Only if you want to throw... Read more »

low dose radiation for swollen parotid glands

I have just seen some very positive pic's of a hiv patient that had swollen parotid glands. He... Read more »

Re: swollen parotid glands

Dear Dr. Conway,My HIV specialist told me that I have mildly enlarged parotid glands, at the base... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

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Acute HIV Infection -- New York City, 2008

Acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (AHI) is a highly infectious phase of disease that lasts approximately 2 months and is characterized by nonspecific clinical symptoms. 1 AHI contributes disproportionately to HIV transmission... Read more »
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The Stages of HIV Disease

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How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »

Swollen Glands

Posted by Sam34yo, 7 Replies
I contracted HIV mid-June (had I thought there was a chance I'd contracted HIV I would have taken PEP - damn!). Anyway, my viral load hasn't come down as much as I had hoped. Five months on an my viral load is 290,000 copies/ml. My CD4 is fine - in... 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 ) ?

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Swollen Salivary Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are swollen salivary glands a sign of HIV infection, whether recent or not? I have two bumps beneath my jaw on the upper side adjacent to my throat. I don't know if these are lymph glands (scared it may be persitent generalized lymphadenopathy as... Read more »