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Can Hiv Cause Tonsillitis
I have had tonsillitis (diagnosed on symptoms, not testing), which responded well to penicillin. Does this rule out potential HIV exposure as a cause?
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Tested negative twice for HIV at 13 and 14 months post exposure. I now have Tonsillitis. Do I need to be worried?
Depends.: If you have not had any unsafe sex since, you are at very low risk of any std causing this. You are more likely to have other causes, like a virus, inc. mono, or strep, Get checked for strep, because if you have it, and don't treat it, you are at risk of developing rheumatic fever. If you have practiced unsafe sex, then you have to worry about stds again! ...Read more
I am HIV positive and believe I have tonsillitis. If I am prescribed antibiotics, are there any with dangerous reactions to my ARV medication?
Often, yes: Every ARV regimen has a set of interactions. Most of them are not immediately dangerous but can alter metabolism of either your ARV or the other medication and many require dose adjustments or alternate medication choices. Any physician who prescribes an antibiotic to a patient on other medications (ARV or others) should check for and consider such interactions when choosing the antibiotic. ...Read more
Sir I am ill in last two week I have tonsillitis in two months all antibiotics course comltd but not realex I am share spoon in a HIV positive person?
Throat: Hard to say from your symptoms. Make sure you have a culture of your throat ...Read more
When you go to clinic and do blood test for things like tonsillitis, can they see if you have hiv?
It depends: Some clinics are more sensitive to the possibility that an infection could potentially be HIV infection. Often you will be told (or asked) if someone is thinking about doing an HIV test. If you are concerned, it is ok to request a test. The cdc recommends that everyone (teenagers through adults) gets tested for HIV so don't be shy. ...Read more
Persistent tonsillitis days after oral lasting months. Std/hiv/mono/strep neg. Antibotics, steriods, post nasal meds not help. ENT scheduled.
Your question is?: You have not asked a question. See what the ENT evaluation suggests. ...Read more
Doc says tonsillitis, rehinitis. Std/hiv/strep/mono neg. Antibotics/steriods/post nasal/allergy meds not help. Going on 3 months. Remove tonsils? Help
Tonsillectomy: Tonsils can be a burden of disease for many, and if other aspects have been ruled out as in u'r situation I would suggest seeing an ENT=Ear Nose Throat Specialist. ...Read more
After 4 month long tonsillitis getting sick. Achy throat, body aches, fatigue. Mono, strep, std, hiv neg. Antibotics, post nasal, steriods meds not help.
Sore throat 3 months. Strep/mono/hiv/std neg. Doc said chronic tonsillitis and rehenitis. I'm always tired. Antibotics/steroids not help. What to do?
Persistent sore throat/fatigue after oral. Doc say chronic tonsilitis, rehenitis. Std/hiv/mono/strep neg Antibotics, steriods, post nasal meds not help.
Oral what?: When I was resident at a county hospital, we treated what appeared to be an outbreak of oral gonorrhea amongst people your age with the same symptoms who had oral sex (culture confirmed). There are still some unanswered questions- mainly the thought that a healthy immune system should prevent this. But for what it's worth, I thought I would mention this experience with a clinical "zebra." ...Read more
Tonsils not allergic: Tonsillar tissue is lymphatic in origin and function covered by mucosa. As such the mucosal lining could swell with any acute allergic reaction involving the mouth. However, I am unaware of any allergic reaction that would cause isolated acute tonsillar inflammation (tonsilliitis). ...Read more
What is the best thing to treat Tonsillitis caused from a virus? And how long does it usually last?
Why am I always getting strep or tonsillitis, this is the 2nd time I've gotten it this yr, is it cause I live with older people?
Possibly: Usually its the other way around. That is, young children frequently become ill because they attend day care where many children harbor viral infections. At age 53 most people do not become infected with bacteria as often as children. However, I see adults at your age with tonsillitis but rarely. I do not think that living with older people is commonly a reason for frequent infections. ...Read more
Can someone with gangrene that won't take care of it properly cause germs to spread? I've been going to meetings with her and gotten tonsillitis and stre
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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