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Tonsils And Hiv

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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 »

Tonsils & HIV infection

Hi Doctor,I'd like to ask... Are swollen tonsils a common finding in HIV infection?And would it be... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »

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 »

HELP PLEASE NEED RESPONSES!!!!

Posted by Anonymous
...does anyone know if and upper resipatory infection ex. mucas and swollen tonsils, whitness on the toungue ever resemble hiv infection? Read more »