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Is Dry Cough An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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HIV and acute cough

She has HIV with CD4 count less than 120,but with acute persistant cough.She tested negative for TB but the cough can just stop.I have given her some cough syrup but it still persist. Do i treat for latent TB?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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