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Tonsils & HIV infection

Hi Doctor,I'd like to ask... Are swollen tonsils a common finding in HIV infection?And would it be common for either one or both tonsils to remain enlarged persistantly through early HIV infection and during chronic stage.Sorry for what seems...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Tonsils are lymphoid tissue, so they can be enlarged as part of HIV disease just like any other lymph node can. Lymphoid tissue swelling comes and goes throughout the course of HIV disease, so I can't say whether tonsils would be persistently... Read more »

tonsillitis and hiv

Hello doctor. Is tonsillitis and difficulty swallowing for 3 months a common condition shortly(2... Read more »

HIV and Tonsillitis

I noticed that I have tonsillitis a lot. Is this a side affect of HIV? My doctor recommended a... Read more »
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Tonsils and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I am not sure this is the best place to ask my question but I am hoping that someone else has had the same problem as me and can share there story and give me some advice.

I have had really bad trouble with my tonsils ever since I was about about... Read more »

hiv vs large tonsile

Posted by lostinca88, 1 Reply
I have large tonsile at right side, it last for months. Is this series? any advices are appreciated. thanks. Read more »

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red tonsils

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just a question,
Has anyone ever heard of red tonsils (not necessarily swollen) for months to be a sign of recent hiv infection?

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