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Tender Lymph Nodes All Over Body

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Lymph node tenderness

Hello Dr. I am worried about having possibly acquired HIV last year. While my boyfriend at the time said he had been tested, I question if he was telling the truth. He also has quite an extensive sexual history so to speak, so I am very worried. My...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You cannot diagnose HIV based on lymph node tenderness. There are many different potential causes, including mononucleosis and a variety of other viral infections. The only reliable way to tell if you have HIV infection is to go for an HIV antibody... Read more »

Tender lymph nodes from PEP?

I had a Possible HIV exposure about 9 days ago ( top with unknown partner). I started a PEP regimen... Read more »

HIV+ Female genitalia (Lymph nodes) tender swollen dark spots

I'm white HIV+ female for over 6 years and am having swollen lymph nodes on my upper genitals,... Read more »

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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

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groin lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
My glands are swollen now due to strep throat and an ear infection. I mentioned to the doc that I found nodes in my groin that were small -pea sized- and he said they should not be felt in healthy induviduals.
They have been there for about a month.... Read more »

Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK weird question,and just a show of my stupidity about the human body, but where are these lymph nodes that swell after the initial infection.....and what do they look like....and feel like if they are infact swollen, due to the HIV....sorry for... Read more »

Lymph node questions!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The thing is i had a one night stand with a girl back in febuary of 2001, after that i was worried that she had HIV cause i heard she was really dirty. my girlfiend that hadnt been with anyone was diagnosed with herpes, obviously it came from me.... Read more »

lymph nodes--two questions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1. different areas in the body dictate the definition of the word "swollen" this right ?

for example, swollen nodes in the neck can be felt easily, but my question is about swollen nodes in the groin area. the nodes in the groin area are so... Read more »