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Hiv And Tonsils

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HIV and Tonsillitis

I noticed that I have tonsillitis a lot. Is this a side affect of HIV? My doctor recommended a tonsillectomy; however, I thought your tonsils fight off infections. Will a tonsillectomy cause complications/infections with my HIV status?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tonsils are a type of immune/lymphoid tissue. Most HIV+ patients who undergo a tonsillectomy do fine. The gut is lined with lymphoid tissue so removing the tonsils doesn't significantly Read more »

Should an Hiv+ person remove tonsils

Hi Dr,My fiance is HIV positive and his tonsils give him problems now and then. Is it advisable for... Read more »
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Tongue and Tonsil Cancers May Be Linked to Early Sexual Habits, Research Suggests

...linked to some types of oral cancer. Many people engage in oral sex as a form of "safer sex" -- in part as a response to HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns of the 1990s that cast sexual intercourse as dangerous. In that light, oral sex began to... Read more »
Project Inform

Acyclovir: The Next New HIV Drug?

...two poster presentations at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, acyclovir, a drug used to treat herpes, shows that it also inhibits HIV during the reverse transcription (RT) step in the virus's life cycle. Two studies looked at how acyclovir affected... Read more »
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Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
Connect With Others

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 and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...and give me some advice. I have had really bad trouble with my tonsils ever since I was about about 15 I am now 22 and been HIV+ for a year and I was wondering if I should have my tonsils removed, My doctor does not know I am HIV+ says I should,... Read more »

oral manifestations

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can a dentist diagnose Hiv from tonsils and throat problems? Read more »

tonsil loss

Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
...hey sorry for posting so much--has anyone ever heard of HIV causing tonsil loss and if so how much of a bad sign is this?? Good luck to everyone! Read more »