Sep 19, 2002
dr wohl, can hiv travel from one gland to another without having to enter the blood stream? if hiv fluid were to infect one's tonsils or adenoid gland for example, could it potentially spread to other glands without even having to travel through the blood?
| Response from Dr. Wohl
As a matter of fact HIV certainly travels via other routes than the blood within the body. For instance, the lymph fluid that drains our lymph nodes courses through a network called the lymphatic system. Cells infected with HIV enter the lymphatics and spread from nodes to other areas downstream. DW
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.