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I am male 25 years old,before 2 months i had unprotected vaginal sex,one week after that i developed sever tonsillitis .in last 3 years i had recurrent attack of tonsillitis but every time after talking antibiotic the tonsil size returned back to normal size,this time till now still my tonsil enlarged.so i want to ask

1_during acute HIV infection tonsil and lymph node will stay enlarged for how many days??
2_i lost about 5 kg in short time ,sever weigh loss in short time could be early sign of infection or that weight loss could be due to stress and nausea.because i had alot of stress and nausea and i was thinking about it all the time.
I know the only way to know if i am positive or not is test but iam living in country it is very hard to be positive.

note.sorry this is 2nd time iam asking this question but because of website problem i didn't see the answer.
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replied April 3rd, 2012
Welcome to e health forum.

It is not possible to diagnose HIV just based on the signs and symptoms that you have. As you know already, the diagnosis can be done only by HIV antibody detection by serology testing. Unless a HIV test confirms that you are HIV positive, your symptoms cannot be attributed to HIV.

Tonsillitis is not a common and specific sign of HIV infection. The enlarged tonsils is mostly due to chronic bacterial infection, and hence you will need antibiotics and anti inflammatory medications to help reduce the symptoms. In case they do not work, then you may need a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils.

The weight loss in your issue, is most probable due to your anxiety, stress, and reduced dietary intake.

I would suggest you to consult with a ENT doctor for a examination and specific treatment of your tonsillitis.



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