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Offline dariusk

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« on: June 11, 2007, 10:58:57 PM »
Just a question...  are lymph nodes always a sign of infection?!?!?  i'm kinda scared.  i've had a couple lymph nodes around my neck recently swell, maybe a couple weeks now.  there's no accompanying fever or other symptoms and i haven't really involved myself in any risky behavior.  is this a progression of the infection that i don't know of?  i haven't been tested recently.

can anyone help me out and calm me down?  when did lymph nodes start appearing for you and are you on meds?

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 12:06:24 AM »
Lymph nodes will grow if there is an infection. But they don't say why, and if you look at the list of infections, the reason could be due to thousands of different reasons. So if your lymph nodes are enlarged, check with your doctor.

I'm Hiv+ and my lymph nodes are not enlarged at all, my doctor cannot even feel them.

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Offline dariusk

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 12:35:35 AM »
thanks for the words.  i've been trying not too touch them as well.  i think i've been so preoccupied with them that i might have inflammed them.  for anyone else that has tested positive, how has it been with your case of swollen lymph nodes?  did u require meds upon infection or does it normally take a certain amount of time?

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Re: Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 07:43:00 AM »
darius,

As someone who has not tested hiv positive, you should NOT be posting in the "I Just Tested Poz" forum. I have removed your posts from the thread in IJTP and placed them here, in the "Am I Infected" forum, which is the ONLY place - and only thread - you should post in from now on.

Please read the posting guidelines found in the Welcome Thread and abide by them if you want to post on this website. Thank you for your cooperation.

It doesn't matter what the experience with lymph nodes has been for any of our postive members. Hiv affects different people differently.

More importantly, symptoms, or even the lack of symptoms, means absolutely nothing where hiv is concerned. The ONLY way to accurately know your hiv status is through the appropriate tests at the appropriate time.

If you've had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse then you do need to test. Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Offline Central79

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 05:26:27 AM »
Lymph nodes coming up are a very non-specific sign. In fact all of the stuff that can happen in HIV happens in a bunch of other diseases, which is why the only way to know is to test. As a sexually active adult, you should be having an HIV test once or twice a year.

A couple of lymph nodes coming up in your neck alone is much more likely to be related to something going on in your throat that may be symptomless (common) that your body is fighting off than a systemic problem like HIV (rare).

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 02:14:15 PM »
There are NO symptoms specific to HIV infection just as Ann said.

What makes you think this has anything to do with HIV?

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 08:02:45 PM »
Darius, asking people about their lymph nodes or other physical symptoms will not give you any reliable or useful information about your HIV status.

If you have had unprotected intercourse then you need to get tested at 13 weeks after the most recent such incident.

If you're concerned about some other action then give us the details so that we can respond.

Cheers, 
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Offline dariusk

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Re: SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES EVERY WHERE!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2007, 10:57:59 PM »
Hi!  I had a question for Jordan who said he found some lymph nodes that were swollen when he was shaving?  were you feeling any symptoms along with the swollen nodes since it was already kaposi's sarcoma?  was there any other swelling?  and what kind of tests did you take to confirm other nodes swelling?

Offline dariusk

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Re: SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES EVERY WHERE!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2007, 11:01:09 PM »
sorry, one last question for jordan....

where were the nodes swollen?  i'm asking because for the past couple weeks, i noticed a swollen lymph node on the left side and right side of my throat although the left side seems bigger.  it's really only noticeable when i tilt my head back but i can still feel it.  i'm trying not to touch it because i know it can inflame them more but i can't help but be worried.

 i haven't had any recent risky activity.  no sexual activity for the past 4 months.  could the nodes be indication of an earlier infection only i didn't know it?

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Re: SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES EVERY WHERE!
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2007, 11:02:43 PM »
Dariusk,

Please don't post in other people's threads. If you'd read our Welcome Thread you'd know you are meant to restrict your posts to your own thread.

MtD

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Re: Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2007, 06:58:50 AM »
Dar,

I see you still haven't bothered to read our Welcome Thread like you'be been asked.

I've had to remove the questions you posted in another thread yet again. Until you can be bothered to read and abide by our forum posting guidelines, quite frankly, I can't be bothered to address your concerns.

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