· AIDs is a set of symptoms (or syndrome) caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The clinical features may be due to HIV per se or as a result of immune system destruction.
· It has the following features:
o Fever, diarrhoea, weight loss, skin rashes, sores, generalized pruritis, altered mental status, persistent severe h eadache, oral thrush or Kaposi’s sarcoma may be found in patients with advanced disease
o Most patients, however, present with symptoms due to opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis, candidiasis and pyogenic infections
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