i still got my tonsils
Oct 27, 2007
I am 35 and the doctor will not remove my tonsils because there may be a problem with healing. I have been HIV positive for 8 years.
Response from Dr. Conway
Unless your HIV infection is very advanced (CD4 count well below 200 and off treatment for it), your infection status is not a reason to delay removal of your tonsils, if it is medically necessary to do so. If your counts are, in fact, low, it is just a matter of going on treatment and waiting a bit of time (probably not more than a few months) before going ahead with the surgery.
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