Swollen Lymph Nodes: Symptoms of Stage 1 HIV Infection
What Causes Swollen Lymph Nodes?
Swollen lymph nodes is one of the symptoms of stage 1 HIV infection (acute HIV infection). Many people with acute HIV infection do not have symptoms or signs until they are infected the virus. Some people with HIV will have signs and symptoms in the first two to four weeks after infection (primary or acute HIV infection).
When symptoms of stage 1 HIV infection do occur, the most common symptoms are similar to a flu-like or mononucleosis-like illness within several days to weeks after exposure to the HIV virus. Examples include fever, headache, canker sores, fatigue, night sweats, rash, and sore throat.