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)


  • Wasting in AIDS may be attributed to a single opportunistic disease or may occur when multiple opportunistic processes collectively produce anorexia and decreased caloric intake
  • Unintentional weight loss can also be seen with underlying malignancies or new onset diabetes
  • Body shape changes and fat redistribution has been seen since the introduction of effective ART

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