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Which Glands Swell In HIV Infection?

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What exactly do "swollen glands" mean? How soon after a new HIV infection can swollen glands appear?

There is a lot of talk about how "swollen glands" are common in HIV'ers at ANY time during infection, even during the asymptomatic period and AFTER acute retroviral syndrome . Is this true?Does this mean that it is possible or...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I've addressed the issue of lymph nodes on MANY recent responses so I don't want to repeat all the response here.I'll address your two questions1) How soon after HIV infection can swollen nodes appear? Lymph nodes can swell very soon... Read more »

Parotid Gland Swelling

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bilateral parotid gland swelling

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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 »

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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GLAND QUESTION FOR G-MAN AND OTHERS

Posted by STUPID, 2 Replies
I understand that glands will stay swollen for some time after infection and maybe for the duration of hiv,but will there be noticable swelling or just ache.Also which glands in the neck would be most affected? Read more »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »