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Your mom is a doctor and every mom is protective of her child.
Now coming to your symptom, one single lymph node is not concerning.
This is expected with any viral infection like cold virus.
HIV related lymphadenopathy is often generalized multiple and bigger.
They are often firm and non movable.
But I do not have a cold anymore. Last cold was in September
And cancer or lymphoma related lymph nodes are also bigger and usually become numerous over time.
Even though you do not have cold, the lymph node takes some time to become normal.
The inflammation inside the lymph node does not subside so soon.
Now, regarding HIV test, you are at a very low risk given the same partner.
Annual HIV testing is recommended for every adult even without a lymph noe.
You did one and it was negative.
There is no necessity, but you can get another one done for your peace of mind.
But, I will not be concerned at this point.
Okay, so should I not be concerned about the lymph node?
Should I get blood work?
no there is no need to be concerned about.
Blood work is also not necessary.
You can observe this for another 2 weeks.
if it is still the same then what should I do?
then it is still not concerning.
But you can get this checked with your doctor and get the blood tests for blood count with differential.
Alright, thank you