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How Soon Weight Loss After HIV Infection

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weight loss in hiv infection

Dr. Fisher,i have one question. weight loss is described as one of the symptoms of hiv infection. how sever is that weight loss and does it happen within a certain period of time?Thanks in advance.
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Weight loss (WL) can be mild or severe, occur early in HIV infection or late, be due to the antiretrovirals or not and may occur very rapidly or muc more slowly. So no easy answers to your questions. Read more »

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Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

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Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

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The Stages of HIV Disease

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