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Are digestive symptoms sometimes a sign of HIV infection?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

Some symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, chronic diarrhea, or pain with swallowing (odynophagia) may represent an opportunistic infection in a personal with HIV infection.
If you have a concern about a digestive symptom and HIV infection, you should talk to your health provider about it and consider being testing for HIV infection.

In brief: Depends

Some symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, chronic diarrhea, or pain with swallowing (odynophagia) may represent an opportunistic infection in a personal with HIV infection.
If you have a concern about a digestive symptom and HIV infection, you should talk to your health provider about it and consider being testing for HIV infection.
Dr. Henry Ng
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In brief: Possibly

Hiv is an immune system disorder, and our gut is the biggest immune system organ in the body.
Diarrhea, cramping, and change in bowels can signal full-blown hiv. See your HIV doctor if you have one, or your primary doctor.

In brief: Possibly

Hiv is an immune system disorder, and our gut is the biggest immune system organ in the body.
Diarrhea, cramping, and change in bowels can signal full-blown hiv. See your HIV doctor if you have one, or your primary doctor.
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