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Have an outbreak of hsv at oct 19, couple of days lymph nodes at the neck hurt. is this hsv or other factor? last sexual exp sept 27 can this be a hiv

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Doubt HIV

You don't say where your herpes is -- probably genital? But if oral, it could cause lymph node inflammation in the neck.
Genital herpes cannot. New HIV never causes only a few lymph nodes to be inflamed; and onset of new HIV symptoms is almost always 1-2 weeks after exposure, not 6 weeks later. Probably unrelated problems. B'ut since you're worried about HIV and maybe partner at risk, get tested!

In brief: Doubt HIV

You don't say where your herpes is -- probably genital? But if oral, it could cause lymph node inflammation in the neck.
Genital herpes cannot. New HIV never causes only a few lymph nodes to be inflamed; and onset of new HIV symptoms is almost always 1-2 weeks after exposure, not 6 weeks later. Probably unrelated problems. B'ut since you're worried about HIV and maybe partner at risk, get tested!
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