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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you point out main and common symptoms of hiv?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
There are none: A variety of diseases which do not generally appear in the normal immune competent person show up in persons with profound immuno-suppression and make physicians suspect and then test for hiv. Shortly after being infected there may be an acute HIV syndrome like infectious mono, but again this is not specific and only leads doctors to suspect hiv. Get tested if in any way u may have exposure.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the two main and common symptoms of hiv?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years like other chronic conditions.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What different HIV symptoms are common?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say exactly what are the common symptoms in someone with hiv. Some people may have absolutely no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Typical common symptoms may be very nonspecific, such as fever, weight loss, cough, or rash. As you can tell, these may also represent a typical cold or flu. Thus, the general recommendation is if you are concerned about hiv/aids, get tested.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the main HIV symptoms?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Many symptoms: This question is posted often, and though i'm an HIV expert, i ignore it for 3 reasons: (1) there are too many to list here, (2) by the time you have symptoms, you've had HIV for a long time, and (3) everyone should be tested long before they get symptoms. I'll just say that symptoms of acute HIV infection are similar to those of mono: fever, swollen nodes, fatigue, rash, sore throat.

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