Question

Dear Doctor,

I have had one swollen lymph node in the side of my neck that is less than 1/2 centimeter in diameter for about 2 months now. I have been to the doctor and asked for HIV testing but he laughed at me and told me that I should not worry that it was almost unoticeable. Should I worry and seek testing somewhere else?

Thanks.

Answer

Isolated lymph node swelling is very common and most of the time has nothing to do with HIV. But if you are concerned about it, get tested for peace of mind.