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Symptoms of HIV Infection

Symptoms of HIV Infection

A doctor may suspect HIV infection if a person has several symptoms at the same time, the symptoms do not go away over time, and there seems to be no other reason (such as an upper respiratory tract infection, flu, or another illness) for the symptoms. The symptoms of HIV can include:

Almost all of these symptoms can be caused by other illnesses.


ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Last RevisedApril 8, 2010

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