Can tonsillitis be an AIDS related symptom?

Can tonsillitis be an AIDS related symptom

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    This stage is characterized by severe immunodeficiency. There are signs of life-threatening infections and unusual tumours. There are symptoms such as:

    persistent tiredness

    night sweats

    weight loss

    persistent diarrhoea

    blurred vision

    white spots on the tongue or mouth (leukoplakia)

    dry cough

    shortness of breath

    fever of above 37C (100F) that lasts a number of weeks

    swollen glands that last for more than three months

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  • 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"

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  • 1 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.

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  • 1 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.

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  • 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

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  • emma l
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    1 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.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No: tonsillitis is urt infection, and it's not related to AIDS!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    technically yes, however tonsillitis is very contagious anyway so we all catch it.

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