Early Symptoms of AIDS

Early Symptoms of AIDS

Once the patient’s CD4 T-cell count is less than 200 cells per microliter of blood, their condition has progressed to AIDS, the final stage of the disease.

The First Symptoms often include:

  • Weight loss
  • Recurring respiratory tract infections
  • Oral ulcerations

Patients with AIDS have the greatest risk of developing opportunistic infections and tumors. Opportunistic infections and tumors may include tuberculosis, thrush, herpes viruses, shingles, Epstein-Barr virus, pneumonia, and a type of cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). In the last stages of AIDS, it is common for individuals to develop respiratory infections, including cytomegalovirus or mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections.

More about opportunistic infections