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HIV Symptoms in Children


Topic Overview

HIV may be suspected in a child who has:

  • Delays in growth or development.
  • Enlargement of the liver and spleen.
  • Persistent yeast infection of the mouth (thrush).
  • Recurrent bacterial infections.
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin.

The symptoms of HIV can also be caused by other illnesses.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Last RevisedDecember 9, 2010

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