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What Lymph Nodes Swell From Hiv

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lymph node swelling-- HIV vs non-HIV enlargement

If nodal enlargement is because of HIV, all the nodes around the body should have the same chance to enlarge. However, most of the nodes appear around the throat and neck. I think it is because all HIV+ guys have some infection in their mouth and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...You didn't realize actually ask a question. Most of your comments are correct. HIV infection typically causes generalize lymph node enlargement. It is not unusal for some of the lymph node groups to be particularly enlarged. The three areas... Read more »

Which lymph node swelling should prompt HIV testing?

Which particular lymph nodes would be suspicious for hiv infection. I realize they can't be used... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness Enlarged lymph nodes (glands of the immune system easily felt in the neck and groin) These symptoms usually... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...these cases, these symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...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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Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How common is is for your lymph nodes to become swollen durings the early symptoms of hiv? I lymph nodes have been tender and enlarged for 10 days now. Once they enlarge do they stay enlarged? Read more »

swollen lymph node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected sex and a day after that, my lymph node (on right nect) was swollen and I had fever. This is the sixth day, although the fever had retreated, the lymph node has not. The doctor I went to see gave me some antibiotics and told me... Read more »

Can you make your lymph nodes swell from touching?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know if you can make your lymph nodes swell by constantly checking them? I am very scared because I have swollen nodes behind my ears 6 weeks after a possible exposure. Read more »

What are Lymph Nodes??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...from about 3-30 seconds then goes away. it come back about 5-10 times a day in each area. does that sound consistant with HIV disease? oh yeah, my exposure was less then 6 months ago. Read more »