Can tonsillitis be an AIDS related symptom?
Can tonsillitis be an AIDS related symptom
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well.........probably not, however, have you been in a position were you think you may have been exposed to HIV?
Oh, btw, HIV is a pre-cursor to AIDS. Just to edumacate you a little bit.
And, if you're THAT worried about AIDS, maybe you should have used a condom?
- Anonymous6 years ago
This stage is characterized by severe immunodeficiency. There are signs of life-threatening infections and unusual tumours. There are symptoms such as:
white spots on the tongue or mouth (leukoplakia)
shortness of breath
fever of above 37C (100F) that lasts a number of weeks
swollen glands that last for more than three months
- 4 years ago
Quinsy is an old name for peritonsillar abcess. Many doctors are not taking tonsils out anymore, but antibiotics would be indicated with an abcess, generally caused by a bacteria. It is a complication of tonsilitis. See Wikapedia" Quinsy, peritonsillar abcess"
- MummabearLv 51 decade ago
If it is, well it looks like I get aids every winter. Cause every year I get a case of tonsilitis.
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- 1 decade ago
No. HIV patients tend to have respiratory issues like pneamonia. Tonsillitis is a bacterial infection that anybody could easily get with exposure. and reoccurent tonsillitis could simply mean somebody needs their tonsils removed.
- Peanut ButterLv 51 decade ago
Actually, when you have HIV, your immunity is brought down making you susceptible to different illnesses. If you are worried about having HIV/AIDS I would get tested. Planned Parenthood will test you for free. I went 10 years worried I was infected and finally was relieved when I got tested that I don't have the virus. Just get tested to put your mind at ease.
- 1 decade ago
Actually I don't want to scare you but when people get infected with AIDS their immune systems lowers and you can get sick... WITH ANYTHING. It's not a symptom it's an effect because your defences would be low and you could catch the virus
- emma lLv 41 decade ago
No, its more on the swelling of your tonsillitis, and therefore you need to see a throat doctor to prescribe you antibiotic drug.
- swanjarviLv 71 decade ago
No: tonsillitis is urt infection, and it's not related to AIDS!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
technically yes, however tonsillitis is very contagious anyway so we all catch it.