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Hiv Virus Through Tonsils

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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 him to remove them as his Doctor suggested? He is currently using no medication except vitamin supplements as his CD4 count is above 600, I'm not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,If your fiance needs to have his tonsils removed, there is no reason his HIV-positive status should prevent him from undergoing the recommended surgery.Dr. Bob 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 »
Articles
The Body

Tongue and Tonsil Cancers May Be Linked to Early Sexual Habits, Research Suggests

...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 linked to some types of oral cancer. Many people... Read more »
The Well Project

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 »
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 »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...integrated into) the CD4 cell, itcommands the CD4 cell to start making new HIV proteins. The proteins are thebuilding blocks for new HIV viruses. They are produced in long chains. Assembly An HIV enzyme called protease cuts... 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 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 »

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 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 »