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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?

Thanks

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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