HIV Prevention Community
Sore swollen armpit glands
About This Community:

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Sore swollen armpit glands

Hello there;
I wonder whether sore painful swollen armpit glands could be a sign of hiv? I've had risky exposure, but am in the window period and guess have to wait a little bit, but have a lot of worry as I have had 4 painful sore armpit glands (not big in size though) within past 25 days. So basically I wonder if I am infected would they develop in a 25-day time span? and if so would they be painful and sore?
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
580755_tn?1357673215
You would get much more then just those swollen nodes if you had ARS symptoms.

What was your risk?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thanks for the reply;
I have had unprotected sex with 2 people I don't know and have concerns about their health status. I would really like to know whether the sore swollen glands due to hiv would develop in a nearly 4-week period? (The 1st one 25 days ago and the last one [so far] today), and only in the area of underarm.
Many thanks.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
What type of unprotected sex?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Entercourse :-(
Blank
580755_tn?1357673215
Anal or vaginal correct?

Again in you were going through ARS you would get more then just swollen glands in your arm pits. They would be swollen all over your body and you would most likely have a high fever due to it. Also you can never use symptoms or lack of symptoms as a indication of an infection.
Test at 6-8 weeks for a good indication and again at 3 months for a conclusive result.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thanks for the reply;
Is this true that the swollen glands due to HIV are not painful? As for me they started to be very sore and painful...
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Get tested and from now on always use a condom.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top HIV Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
chipdawg
Thailand
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
rocket27rocket
London, United Kingdom
366749_tn?1370585676
Blank
diver58
Karachi, Pakistan
186166_tn?1385262982
Blank
LIZZIE LOU
Auburn, AL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Teak
OH
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA