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A 26-year-old male asked:

I'm 26 year old heterosexual and i was wondering if cold symptoms are considered as hiv ars hiv symptoms? i have nasal congestion, minor sore throat.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hmmm....: It has to be viewed from the other direction. Because every person on Earth gets cold symptoms, one does not consider cold symptoms a sign of some other, bigger disorder. Likewise, everyone sneezes at least once a week. So, don't think of a weekly sneeze as a sign of a bigger disorder. Worry only if there are unique signs of a bigger disorder, not signs that everybody has.

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Last updated Jul 29, 2016

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