, also known as the AIDS
virus weakens the immune system and causes appearance (more or less quickly) of AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome. The appearance of some manifestations should encourage to consult a doctor quickly to perform an HIV serology
accompanied by a report.
Deterioration of the general condition
The appearance of a large persistent fatigue, sudden weight loss, many ganglions
, are signs that should alert and encourage to consult a physician.
are a group of infectious diseases commonly found in people with compromised immune systems, whose weakened immune systems, such as people with HIV.
One (or more) of these infections
can reveals HIV infection.
Dry cough with fever
A dry cough with difficulty breathing and fever
may suggest tuberculosis
or Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
The appearance of headache
accompanied by fever, drowsiness, convulsions
and other neurological abnormalities such as dizziness, paralysis, behavioral disorders, may suggest a neurological disorder such as cerebral toxoplasmosis
Sudden onset of blurred vision
The sudden onset of loss of visual field
or a significant loss of vision may indicate cytomegalovirus
Abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea, fever and a deterioration of the general condition may suggest gastrointestinal cytomegalovirus infection.
Herpes or varicella
, including genital herpes requiring medical attention.
Severe headache with vomiting
Headache with fever, vomiting and photophobia may suggest meningitis
due to Cryptococcus.
The appearance of purplish and painful nodules
on the extremities or plaques on the face can evoke a Kaposi's sarcoma
The occurrence of unexplained fever, drawling for several weeks accompanied by fatigue, weight loss and a change in the general state can evoke an opportunistic infection.
(items being drafted)
- AIDS transmission: risk factors
- Testing for AIDS
- AIDS: what to do before a risk of contamination?
- AIDS treatment emergency if contamination
- AIDS: fellatio and transmission risks
- AIDS when proposing a test?
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