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Does having HIV symptoms mean you have it?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

"hiv symptoms" are very non-specific.
For example, weight loss, fevers, night sweats, and/or chronic diarrhea could be symptoms of hiv, but they could also be symptoms of many other conditions. People had these symptoms well before 1981, when the aids epidemic began. Don't try to self-diagnose HIV based on symptoms: get a test.

In brief: No

"hiv symptoms" are very non-specific.
For example, weight loss, fevers, night sweats, and/or chronic diarrhea could be symptoms of hiv, but they could also be symptoms of many other conditions. People had these symptoms well before 1981, when the aids epidemic began. Don't try to self-diagnose HIV based on symptoms: get a test.
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