HIV / Aids
What are the clinical features of AIDS?
- A drop in CD4 and T-cells and with progressive symptoms of HIV disease.
- A drop in energy levels and unable to do work, exercise and chores due to severe malaise.
- The development of various cancers, especially those caused by viruses such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and cervical cancers. Kaposi’s sarcoma in light-skinned people is round brown, reddish or purple spots that develop on the skin or in the mouth. In dark-skinned clients the spots are more pigmented.
- The development of cancers of the immune system known as lymphomas (more aggressive to treat in clients with AIDS).
- Cervical cancer
- Persistent coughing and shortness of breath
- Difficult and painful swallowing
- Seizures and lack of coordination
- Mental symptoms such as confusion and forgetfulness
- Persistent fever
- Severe and persistent diarrhea
- Vision loss.
- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and muscle cramps
- Weight loss and extreme fatigue
- Severe headaches