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symptoms related to HIV infection
Nov 30, 2004

I have read that there are two points when HIV infected patients should consider starting meds. One is when CD4 count drops below a certain level. The other is if they are experiencing symptoms. I would assume that is someone experiencing symptoms with normal CD4 counts. For those who are experiencing symptoms, can you tell me what they typpically are?


Response from Dr. Pierone

HIV-related symptoms may include fatigue, skin rashes, oral thrush, neuropathy, swollen lymph nodes, fuzzy thought processes, recurrent herpes infection, and diarrhea. Since many of these symptoms are non-specific it may be difficult to know if someone with higher counts is having HIV-related issues or not. Hope that this helps.

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