Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HIV (the STI)

People may experience:

Pain areas: in the abdomen

Pain circumstances: can occur while swallowing

Cough: can be dry

Whole body: fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, malaise, night sweats, or sweating

Gastrointestinal: nausea, persistent diarrhea, vomiting, or watery diarrhea

Mouth: ulcers or white tongue

Groin: sores or swelling

Throat: difficulty swallowing or soreness

Also common: opportunistic infection, headache, oral thrush, pneumonia, red blotches, severe unintentional weight loss, skin rash, or swollen lymph nodes

Consult a doctor for medical advice

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Prescriptions

Antiviral: Raltegravir, Etravirine (Intelence), Zidovudine (Retrovir), Abacavir​/​Lamivudine (Epzicom), Stavudine (Zerit), Maraviroc, Lamivudine​/​Zidovudine, Tenofovir disoproxil (Viread), Abacavir (Ziagen), Efavirenz (Sustiva), Delavirdine, Nevirapine (Viramune), Emtricitabine​/​Tenofovir, Lamivudine (Epivir), Abacavir​/​Lamivudine​/​Zidovudine (Trizivir), Efavirenz​/​Emtricitabine​/​Tenofovir (Atripla), Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

Other treatments: Enfuvirtide, Amprenavir (Lexiva), Ritonavir (Norvir), Darunavir (Prezista), Atazanavir (Reyataz)

Specialists

Infectious disease doctor: Treats infections, including those that are tropical in nature.

Clinical psychologist: Treats mental disorders primarily with talk therapy.

Primary care provider (PCP): Prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources: Mayo Clinic and others. Learn more


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