diseases often coevolve with their hosts (e.g. myxomatosis and rabbits). Based on this, what do you predict will
happen to the effects of HIV (virus that causes the disease AIDS) on humans
over time and why?
The patient with HIV may present with signs and symptoms of any of
the stages of HIV infection. No physical findings are specific to HIV
infection; the physical findings are those of the presenting infection
or illness. Manifestations include the following:
Acute seroconversion manifests as a flulike illness, consisting of fever, malaise, and a generalized rash
The asymptomatic phase is generally benign
Generalized lymphadenopathy is common and may be a presenting symptom
AIDS manifests as recurrent, severe, and occasionally life-threatening infections or opportunistic malignancies
HIV infection can cause some sequelae, including
AIDS-associated dementia/encephalopathy and HIV wasting syndrome
(chronic diarrhea and weight loss with no identifiable cause)
Apr 22nd, 2015
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