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Conditions associated with HIV infection organised by system

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Conditions associated with HIV infection and its consequent immunosuppression, directly give rise to the morbidity and mortality of AIDS.

The following constitutional symptoms (usually seen in primary HIV infection) can be seen in advanced symptomatic HIV and in related opportunistic infection or a tumour (1).

  • fever
  • weight loss
  • sweats
  • lymphadenpoathy – the probability of HIV infection is higher if the lymphadenopathy
    • persists for more than 3 months
    • is seen in two or more extra-inguinal sites
    • is present in the absence of any other cause (2)


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