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Whats the first signs of aids?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
8 doctors agree
In brief: Dont wait for signs
Aids is the final stage of HIV infection that puts a person at risk for life threatening infections & cancers.
The best way to know if aids is approaching is to get regular testing by an HIV specialist. Waiting for signs or symptoms of aids means one has waited too long.While there is no cure for HIV there is a way to avoid aids with medicine & regular testing.Some people develop aids with no signs.

In brief: Dont wait for signs
Aids is the final stage of HIV infection that puts a person at risk for life threatening infections & cancers.
The best way to know if aids is approaching is to get regular testing by an HIV specialist. Waiting for signs or symptoms of aids means one has waited too long.While there is no cure for HIV there is a way to avoid aids with medicine & regular testing.Some people develop aids with no signs.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Wainscoat is correct. The virus acts by depleting the immune function of the infected patient and it is not until this causes secondary infection that you may be aware that you have it. At this time it is more difficult to treat and less responsive than if it were treated earlier. Practice safe sex, don't share needles, test yourself if you have been exposed.
Dr. Alan Stein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Infection
Signs of immunodeficiency : thrush, who te spots in the mouth, tuberculosois, most commonly pneumocystis pneumonia, crytpococcal meningitis, or shingles.
Unfortunately, by the time symptoms start, the disease is advanced.

In brief: Infection
Signs of immunodeficiency : thrush, who te spots in the mouth, tuberculosois, most commonly pneumocystis pneumonia, crytpococcal meningitis, or shingles.
Unfortunately, by the time symptoms start, the disease is advanced.
Dr. Alan Stein
Dr. Alan Stein
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