Are Swollen Thyroid Glands A Symptom Of Aids

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel.
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Hi Dr. Bob!I got the results of my blood test today and it came out just as you predicted: Negative! I really want to thank you for answering my question when I was so scared. I saw the website for your AIDS foundation and I will be making a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was going to faint. I have several swollen glands in my neck (not imagined either, my doctor noticed them and said I had an enlarged thyroid), very bad muscle pain (so bad that it bothers me sitting down, my arms hurt alot), headaches, occasional... Read more »

Very scared;; Look up to you and need your help;

Dr. Bob,I enjoy reading your encouraging answers here and wanted to know your opinion about my case. I've recently been extremely worried about symptoms I've been experiencing and I'm dam near going crazy; The time I could've been exposed was about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You learned in a college class on AIDS that a pap smear can detect HIV and since your pap smears have been normal you've assumed you were HIV negative???? YIKES! Let's Read more »

Chin Up

Dear Dr. Henry,I went to a plastic surgeon today because I thought I had developed a lipoma on the front of my throat. I have one on the back of my neck that will be removed soon with laser assisted lipo. I got a bit of a shock today in that he...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...scan of the face/neck to define the anatomic area involved. Polycystic disease of the parotid glands is seen in a small % of HIV+ patients and has not been linked to a particular drug regimen. I have had a dozen or so patients undergo radiation... Read more »


Hello Dr. Bob. I was reading a particular question on your site and noticed that you said it took an average of 8 years to develop HIV/AIDS related symptoms? Okay, here's my question:What is the difference between HIV/AIDS symptoms and ARS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The difference between HIV/AIDS symptoms and ARS symptoms??? ARS stands for acute retroviral syndrome. It is a collection of symptoms (fever, swollen glands, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Retrieved July 2003 from Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »