The Approach to the Patient With HIV With Specific Symptom Complexes/Common Presentations

  • Author: Steven C. Johnson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/31/21 (What's New)


  • Gastrointestinal complications frequently occur and have a wide differential diagnosis in persons with HIV infection (Table 1)[Wilcox 2008]
  • Gastrointestinal adverse effects are associated with PI use but can occur with many other medications
  • Pancreatitis may be a complication of disseminated opportunistic infections but is more commonly due to ART or other medication toxicity or comorbidities

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