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What Do Lymph Nodes Look Like With Hiv

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hiv lymph node look like

Posted by gpboy, 4 Replies
does hiv symptom lymph node form under the skin or it looks like a wound or some black round little pimple on top of the skin?

the one that formed on top of my skin is very tender and i am some pain around that

please clarify
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Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... 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 my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... 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 neck?

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lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are lymph nodes under the skin or in the skin? I have a bump in my armpit right now and I am not sure how to tell if it is a lymph node or not. I can lift it up with the skin so it is not under the skin. I guess i am trying to figure out if it is... Read more »
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HIV+, Will my lymph node swelling go down if I don't take HIV drugs?

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ (from a recent infection), and I'm experiencing acute HIV infection symptoms. Part of the symptoms are substantial swelling of lymph nodes in my neck which are obvious. I looked but didn't see this addressed...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are VERY common in HIV disease. The lymph nodes are trying to fight off the HIV infection. Different patients' bodies deal with lymph nodes in different ways. In some patients, lymph nodes do indeed go down in time. In... Read more »

Can a biopsy of the lymph nodes detect HIV?

Can a simple biopsy of the lymph nodes detect the HIV virus? If so, how likely is it that a health care professional/doctor would see this on a test? Thanks....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The answer to your question is really "yes and no". HIV causes very distinct changes in lymph nodes, but these changes can be seen as a result of other conditions. So a pathologist, who is skilled in the art of looking at lymph nodes,... Read more »

HIV and Lymph Nodes - Please someone answer

Can a person have HIV in Lymph Nodes only and test negative. I read only 2% of HIV is in blood anyway. Is there an HIV test for Lymph Nodes?I tested Negative a 4 months however have sore throat and swollen lymph node in belly button(weird) area?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf someone is infected with HIV it does not only locate itself in one area of the body. It will be in blood, semen, vaginal fluid, mothers breast milk. Lymph nodes are a major part of your immune system and react when the body is fighting... Read more »

Anxiety, HIV and Lymph nodes

Dear Dr. Bob,I hope you are doing well.I am anxious and worried beyond imagination and looking forward to a reply and most importantly your good Karma... I will donate 50 USD.9 days ago I was in Bangkok and had sex with two different sex workers....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Q1: Your symptoms are not consistent with or worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).Q2: The primary reason to consider HIV testing would be to gain peace of mind.Q3: Anxiety can cause an extraordinary array of symptoms. Peruse the... Read more »

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... Read more »

What Can We Look Forward to in HIV Cure Research?

Nelson Vergel Richard Jefferys This past March, the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brought an unprecedented flurry of mainstream interest in potential HIV cure strategies.'s Nelson... Read more »