When Do Lymph Nodes Swell With 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.

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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?

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...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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In AIDS Pandemic, "No One Is Immune"

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...exposure to the virus. This illness, called Acute HIV Syndrome, may include fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea and enlarged lymph nodes (organs of the immune system that can be felt in the neck, armpits and groin). These symptoms... Read more »
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...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 »
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