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Could One Swollen Tonsil Be A Sign Of Hiv

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Please help????????

Just finished antibiotic treatment for Primary Syphillis and my galnds have gone downand the cancre sore on penis is gopne as well but my left tonsil is still swollen,why???/ I'm so afraid that this is an indication of being HIV+ have no fever or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The syphilitic sore on your Mr. Happy is "gopne"???? OK, if you say so.I cannot advise you on why your left tonsil is swollen over the Internet. Besides, that has nothing to do with what needs to be done next! You have been treated for... Read more »

ARS and Tonsils

Doctor I still have my tonsils would they be swollen if I was infected as one of my 2-4 week symptoms of possible exposure to the HIV virus ?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Swollen tonsils can be a sign of many viral infections, and is not specific at all to HIV infection.MH Read more »

RE: Tonsils

Hi Doc,Thank you for your continued patience in answering me. Thank your previous reply. Unfortunately this wasn't really the answer that I was looking for. In recent posts various posters have enquired as to the possibilty of whether or not a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...exceptions. While a systemic illness is more likely to cause swelling of both tonsils (or swelling of more than one lymph node), HIV can certainly occur when there is just one tonsil that is enlarged. I'm not trying to argue with the study you... Read more »

tonsilitis and swollen glands

Is a case of tonsilist and swollen neck glands a syptom of newly hiv infected?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...These symptoms CAN be part of a reaction to newly-acquired HIV, but HIV is not the most common cause of tonsilitis and swollen glands-- not by a long shot. Lots of other germs can cause these Read more »
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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 »

Tonsils

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My tonsils are swollen, with a lump on the left one. The right one has a couple of white spots. Is this a sign of HIv. It's been a month, since a unprotected Read more »

Painful Throat

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sores wih some bleeding. It is painful to eat and swallow. The sores only hurt on the tonsil that is swollen, but I had a swollen tonsil years before the incident that I know isn't related to HIV. But the tonsil have swelled even more, now... Read more »

Sore Throat And Colds Have Nothing To Do With HIV!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Check this out: http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/forum/view_question.html?section_id=61&id=48209&category_id=0 The doctor says that neither the frequency of, nor susceptibility Read more »