Patient Comments: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV, AIDS) - Symptoms

What symptoms have you experienced with your HIV infection?

Comment from: sangesh, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 25

Symptoms of my HIV have been significant weight loss, diarrhea for an entire month, high fever, and low bone density.

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Comment from: Bob, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

Within 3 weeks of exposure I was hospitalized with low blood pressure and dehydration. I could barely walk I was so weak. Original hiv tests came back negative but was detected when they did a viral load. My body was under major attack. I spent a week in CCU and received a platelet transfusion to help my white blood cells produce. Since identifying my strain, and there are many strains of hiv, I have begun a daily prescription regimen, one tab, and expected to be better within 3 months. Understand, not all people start off so extreme.

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