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Swollen lymph nodes

So I am a 19 year old female. A year ago when I was 18 I lost my virginity to my boyfriend at the time who was 19 then. It was unprotected. We talked about STDs and HIV. He told me he never had anything and always uses condoms. He seem more scared about catching something from me. Now a year later I have swollen lymph nodes about the size of a grapes on both sides of my neck. They are extremely painful I have had them for about 4 weeks. They go from being grape size to pea size. But they hurt REALLY bad. I also have little swollen ones in the back of my head. And in one side of my groin they burn but there not swollen. I have read up on alot about HIV and I know symptoms can not tell you if you have it. But Do my swollen lymph nodes sound like they could be HIV related? What do lymph nodes related to HIV look like? Are they extremely painful? Would lymph nodes due to HIV came a year later? I have no other symptoms with these lymph. I have been to the doctor and she said everything was fine. She did blood work and everything was normal. She ran mono test it was neg. I am going for HIV testing next week. Any input would be great thanks!
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That is not HIV related. Its been to long. Talk to your Dr. about your symptoms. Sounds like you have a infection. ( Thats not HIV) Get tested just to be sure. For peace of mind. And from now on always use condoms.
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Forget about those symptoms.  Get tested since you haven't been after unprotected sex.
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I will go ahead and answer your questions.

1.)They do not sound HIV related.
2.)They can be bigger then grape size, sometimes the size of golfballs etc.
3.)No they are not painful.
4.)No. Symptoms of ARS including swollen lymph nodes will come about 2-4 weeks after infection and will last about 1-2 weeks. All symptoms will come at once, not just swollen nodes.
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