Topics Discussed: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; aids with kaposi's sarcoma; aids, pediatric; aids-associated nephropathy; hiv; hiv encephalopathy; hiv wasting syndrome; immunology; kaposi sarcoma; lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis; stevens-johnson syndrome.
Sections: Differential Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Management, Treatment, Course and Prognosis, Pearls, References.
Excerpt:"HIV infection may present with an array of symptoms and signs. A history focused on risk factors for, and symptoms of, HIV is the first step toward evaluating the risk of infection. Pertinent risk factors include maternal HIV status, body fluid exposure such as intravenous drug use, sexual abuse, intercourse, and transfusion of blood products. Symptoms of HIV include a history of AIDS-defining conditions (Table 531), an unexplained chronic cough or any of the conditions listed in Table 533...."
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