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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?

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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

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