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How often does someone have swollen lymph node in the neck that doesn't have a lump? For HIV in particular does swollen lymph nodes always have lump

How often does someone have swollen lymph node in the neck that doesn't have a lump? For HIV in particular does swollen lymph nodes always have lump

Can you explain?: All swollen lymph nodes are lymps, though they may be deep and you can't feel them. And every male in his twenties, like you, has at least one or two palpable lymph nodes somewhere in the neck. Please do yourself a major favor right now, and go back to your physician and ask to be screened for HIV. Worrying like this is draining you of energy you need for other things. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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I noticed a white tongue after >6w of low risk HIV exposure. Mild fever+swollen lymph node+morning loose stool(1 time). Can this be HIV ?

I noticed a white tongue after >6w of low risk HIV exposure. Mild fever+swollen lymph node+morning loose stool(1 time). Can this be HIV ?

Asked and Answered: I believe we have already powerfully reminded you that NO this is not a sign of an early HIV infection. Diarrhea and Loose stool can have a thousand different causes. When you add a fever to this you begin to consider GI infection or stress on top of an infection. If you are worried about HIV you go get an HIV RNA test. That would be very accurate at this point after infection. ...Read more

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Hiv- at 6 mon, but still having symptoms. Swollen lymph nodes do i need more testing?

Hiv- at 6 mon, but still having symptoms. Swollen lymph nodes do i need more testing?

Yes: If you still have symptoms, you need to consult your doctor. HIV is not the only disease which makes people ill. ...Read more

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Tested neg for HIV at 4 weeks, now 6 months later I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck that mildly hurt when touched. Do I have hiv? Partner testd ng

Tested neg for HIV at 4 weeks, now 6 months later I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck that mildly hurt when touched. Do I have hiv? Partner testd ng

Impossible: First we would never, ever guess about HIV. Having swollen lymph nodes does not in any way diagnose one as being HIV positive. Second, you did not test correctly for HIV and the test you report was a complete and absolutely invalid test. It was done two months too soon. Because of this you must do another HIV test. At six months the results will be valid. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under armpit, no other symptoms, 51 days since exposure. HIV ars? Please help!

Swollen lymph nodes under armpit, no other symptoms, 51 days since exposure. HIV ars? Please help!

See a doctor: And have the nodes examined..it could be many things but if it appears serious the doctor may want to biopsy it ...Read more

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I'm 17, uncircumcised and had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago. I have several swollen lymph nodes, with no pain or other illness. is this HIV? i'm nervous

HIV: Primary HIV infection can have lymphadenopathy with it and appears usually one week or more after exposure If you know you have been exposed to HIV or concerned about it, please see your MD for testing. ...Read more

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What could be other reason for swollen lymph nodes in arms, other than hiv, flu or being hurt. Please advise?

What could be other reason for swollen lymph nodes in arms, other than hiv, flu or being hurt. Please advise?

Many: Enlarged lymph nodes often indicate an immune response to a foreign invaders (viral, bacteria etc) and are not specific for any disease. If persistent , they may indicate the presence of leukemia or lymphoma as well . ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more