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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Might: Hiv can cause lymphadenopathy, that is enlargement of lymph nodes, and opportunistic infections which arise in the setting of HIV may also do this. S ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
All major groups: The lymph nodes of the neck (front, back, under jaw), armpits, elbows and groin swell during the acute illness, and again when progression to full-blo ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
ARS symptoms: Lymph node enlargement alone almost never is due to HIV -- symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. initial HIV infection) typically include a ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Varies: usually within 4-6 months of active infection.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Variable: Symptoms of HIV are variable among different people. It may take a few weeks to years for the lymph nodes to be enlarged. You may consult this site fo ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Highly variable: If you think you might have HIV disease you should go and be tested asap. The size of lymph nodes and their location may have nothing whatever to do ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymphadenopathy: Yes, lymph nodes can enlarge for a wide variety of reasons, including infection, tumors, granulomatous diseases, autoimmune diseases, etc. On the oth ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Any nodes; get testd: Symptoms almost never help judge whether someone has HIV. All symptoms of HIV are much more common with other, mostly minor illnesses. When HIV causes ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rosemary Olivero
15 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Other causes...: The rapid HIV test should be positive if you are HIV-infected if the test was done at least 3 months after your HIV exposure. You can have the test re ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Constantine Raptis
16 years experience Radiology
They may shrink: lymphadenopathy due to HIV can fluctuate over time. some patients have the nodes return to normal, while in other patients they may stay mildly enlarg ... Read More

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