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What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for to detect hiv?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Context & symptoms: If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it! in situations where there 1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted.

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What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
As below: Id specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc. Including hiv, aids specifically they look for tell tale signs of infections, also suggest infection control measures.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2013

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