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Is Tonsil Abscess A Sign Of Hiv Infection

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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 »

re:Limphoma of the tonsil.Can it be masked by infection?

Dear Dr.Dezube, You already answered to me once (lymphoma of the tonsil.Can it be masked by... Read more »

Tonsil infection after cunnilingus

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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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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 »

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 vaginal encounter (Broken Condom). I'm losing my mind............. Cheers from the U.K 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 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 »