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Hiv Can Transmit Through Tonsils

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Tonsil infection after cunnilingus

About a year ago, I performed cunnilingus on a woman who I later found out had worked as an escort, something she failed to mention to me at the time. A few days later, I developed a pretty nasty case of tonsillitis. I didn't think anything of...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For... Read more »

tonsils and exudate

A few weeks ago, I was the active partner in oral sex with a man whose HIV status is unknown. The... Read more »

Tonsils & HIV infection

Hi Doctor,I'd like to ask... Are swollen tonsils a common finding in HIV infection?And would... Read more »
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Tongue and Tonsil Cancers May Be Linked to Early Sexual Habits, Research Suggests

Oral sex may be extremely common among people in the U.S. who consider it a "low-risk" activity. But oral sex may be riskier than many think -- and, no, we're not talking about HIV. We're talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heterosexually Transmitted HIV Infection Among African Americans in North Carolina

In the context of high rates of heterosexually transmitted HIV infection among African Americans in the southeastern United States, which greatly exceeds such transmission among whites, the investigators launched a study to determine risk factors... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and quality of life, said the government... Read more »
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Chronic Tonsil Cheese

Posted by brent4861, 10 Replies
Tonsil cheese? What is he talking about? well let me tell you...
Horrible feelings of dry phlegm at back of throat mixed with levels of bad taste when it accumulates.

I know deal with it right? But by me bringing it to light here, I will maybe help... Read more »

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 »

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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