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What Lymph Nodes Swell With Hiv
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-blown aids is fairly advanced. If you're concerned, get yourself a test now -- but remember that essentially all young people have a few palpable lymph nodes. ...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
Just curious, if someone got HIV several years ago, do all lymph nodes swell gradually or all same time? How long do they stay swollen?
Depends on the cause: Lymphadenopathy in an HIV patient must be carefully evaluated. It is true that the HIV virus can cause a lymphadenopathy response in itself. However, HIV can also make you more succeptable to different infections and malignancies (lymphoma and kaposi sarcoma) which can present with lymphadenopathy. It is important to be evaluated by a physician to exclude any of these other causes. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Swollen groin lymph nodes can be due to many reasons depending on the overall assessment. If it is painful, it may be infection. If there are other lymph nodes that are swollen, then you may need further work up. Swollen groin lymph nodes are very common, usually because many times people do not wear socks when wearing shoes. I would go see your doctor for definite medical advice. ...Read more
Doctor, how much lymph nodes swell and where are their location in acute retroviral syndrome? ? Is one swollen lymph node point to HIV after safe sex?
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 with the cause. Please do not delay in seeing a doctor if this is what you suspect. The earlier you are treated the better the likely outcome. ...Read more
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 lymph node inflammation, it tends to involve several areas at once, like neck, armpits, groin, etc. If at risk or think you were exposed, get medical care and HIV testing. An excellent choice would be one of Australia's superb sexual health centres. ...Read more
23weeks past HIV exposure with negative rapid and duo combo results. Have got swellings like lymph nodes in the head. What is the cause?
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 repeated 6 months after exposure to be most certain.
There are other infections that can cause lymph node enlargement in the neck or head; many are viral and will resolve on their own. One common treatable cause is a fungal infection of the scalp. ...Read more
Hi please tell, are the lymph nodes which are swollen due to HIV get to their orignal size or they remain swollen even after some time?
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 enlarged over time. Lymph nodes are very enlarged or continue to grow should be biopsied, particularly in the setting of HIV infection as there is an increased risk of malignancies. ...Read more
I have many lymph nodes appearing in neck after testing negative for hiv?? Do I have to retest because my test was 7 months from last exposure
Other issues: To be complete you could get another test but swollen lymph nodes while obviously a finding of HIV can be caused by other problems such as infection or other diseases that can cause lymph node enlargement. You need a full physical exam and appropriate labs and other testing to rule out other causes of lymph node enlargement. Good luck ...Read more
We can't answer: You haven't given us much to work with. HIV doesn't announce itself as shooting pains. In a single area, it's likely to be something impinging on a nerve. If several areas, it's a neuropathy workup. Anybody can get swollen lymph nodes for no reason whatever. Any physicain can begin the workup for nerve pain. Best wishes. ...Read more
Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only symptom -- usually also sore throat, fever, skin rash. The vast majority of people with newly enlarged lymph nodes do not have HIV. Check with your doctor and/or get tested for HIV if exposed or concerned. ...Read more
My left axillary lymph nodes are enlarged. I have no cancer and HIV symptoms. What are the other reasons?
Enlarged lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are filters on the lymphatic channel. They act like barriers to anything the body might wish to contain...Cancer, infection, and some autoimmune diseases. If you have an infection 'down stream' the nodes will catch the infection and protect your body from the organism. Definitely get them checked out...Your body is fighting something. Best to listen to it. ...Read more
What is the best way to reduce swelling if someone with hiv, has lymph nodes in whole body from neck to feet?
I have lymph nodes on my buttocks, does it means am HIV positive, because I heard if u have nodes u are infected.
What is the chance to have HIV when 2 -ve 4th generation tests are negative after 6 months but still enlarged lymph nodes?
No chance: The 4th generation HIV tests are among the most accurate tests ever developed, for any medical condition. The results prove you do not have HIV. Anyway, HIV is a rare cause of enlarged lymph nodes; many other causes are much more likely. Keep working with your doctor on this. ...Read more
-ve HIV combo test after 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 months of exposure, and -ve for hep&mono, but small lymph nodes in neck for 3 months, Do I need to retest?
If the HIV tests were done correctly, you are essentially free of HIV. The lymph nodes may be a separate issue. You may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
A lymph nodes poped up under my neck. My last exposure (unprot vag of unknown statu) 8 mons ago. Could this be related to hiv? No other symp. Worried
Probably not: Tge best way to rule out HIV, from an exposure of several months, is the antibody test, which can be done at any health department anonymously or through your doctor's office. Signs of upper respiratory infection, as well as lymph nodes enlargements usually happens. Between 4-6 after exposure. ...Read more
6 HIV test, Mono, 2 HepB&C, all negative but lymph nodes all over the neck and ONLY in neck for first time of my life after 6 months of enter course?
Intercourse, right?: What other STD's have been tested and ruled out please? ...Read more
HIV TEST- 4 mon rna, 5mon ab, 6mon ag/Ab -all NEG. Unprot vag (dumb). Lymph nodes 4mon with on n off pain. Can I move on from hiv? Why lymph. Pls hlp
Can move on: The 4th generation ELISA tests for HIV IgM, IgG and p 24 antigen. It will detect HIV 15-20 days after exposure. The HIV RNA PCR viral test will detect infection 5-15 days after exposure. Your tests indicate you don't have HIV. The enlarged lymph nodes seen with HIV are non-tender and occur in the cervical, axillary and inguinal region ...Read more
7years ago, I was virgin, my x- boyfriend licked my vulva, in 10 days I had swollen vuvla. Now I suffer from pain when pressing lymph nodes. Is that hiv?
No: This isn't how HIV is transmitted and it isn't how HIV looks clinically. Often no explanation is ever found for these minor symptoms. I'm sorry things didn't work out for the two of you, but I hope you have memories that are still wonderful -- and more love in your future. If you have any doubts about your HIV status, please get a screen with your physician. ...Read more
Of course not: Any trivial injury or rash can do this, or often we never find the cause. ...Read more
What cause 1cm lymph nodes appear only in neck and don't go away if HIV, Mono, Hep, EBV is negative?
I have painful lymph nodes and fever over 1 year, this started after sex with known girl, hiv negative; now my wife also same symptoms, help me??
Very small Lymph nodes appearing ONLY in neck for 4 months, Negative 4 HIV tests, hepB&C, mono, ebv?
Sounds normal: Having several small lymph nodes in the neck is common in many people and not necessarily abnormal. The lab tests you had are very accurate, so HIV is not a possible cause (and HIV doesn't cause lymph node enlargement in only one area like the neck) Probably not hepatitis, mono, or EBV either. If you otherwise feel well, probably nothing is wrong. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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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