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Hiv Swollen Lymph Nodes
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
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
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
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
Swollen lymph nodes under armpit, no other symptoms, 51 days since exposure. HIV ars? Please help!
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
No: If you are worried, get tested.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could be other reason for swollen lymph nodes in arms, other than hiv, flu or being hurt. Please advise?
I'm 17 and have 3 swollen lymph nodes. i had unprotected sex and i'm also uncircumcised. It has been more than 2 weeks since having sex. HIV?
What would be the cause of chronic swollen lymph nodes t/o neck for over 3 yrs. Byopsie. Neg. Tb. Neg. Hiv. Neg. Mono. Neg. Nothing else to check for?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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