I have swollen lymph nodes on either side of my neck and under my jaw?

Hi there, I’m a 20 year old male, 1.74m tall, 66KG weight.Approximately two months ago I had unprotected sex, a day or two after I noticed sores on my lips and swollen lymph nodes on either side of my neck and under my jaw, they are not visible but tender and can be felt with my hand. I may also have swollen Lymph nodes in my groin but I’m not sure as they are smaller than a pea. Approximately two weeks ago I’ve been coughing a lot of mucus however this has happened before. The coughing has been getting better. I have no other symptoms but really panicking i may have HIV as the nodes appeared after sex and two months later, they are still swollen. I am aware you can’t diagnose me but I would be really grateful if you could tell me the likelihood my symptoms are HIV or could other factors play into this. I am waiting for the 3 month mark to get tested. Thank you very much.


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Dr.Honey Arora
11:47 am

Swollen lymph nodes can be most probably due to Infection causing Reactionary Lymphadenopathy..
HIV symptoms does not appear so soon do chances of HIV are negligible..
So it is advisable to get an FNAC of the Lymph node done for confirmation..

Hope this helps..

Dr.Honey Arora
11:47 am

Also a blood test for CBC can be done for ruling out Infection..

Hope this helps