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)


  • Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, weakness, exertional dyspnea, and slowed cognition
    • Unexplained anemia should prompt HIV testing
    • May result from drug toxicity, opportunistic disease, or direct effects of HIV

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