No physical findings are specific to HIV infection, but generalised lymphadenopathy is very common. Some patients may also present with weight loss. Among patients in whom HIV infection has progressed to AIDS, opportunistic infections are the most common presenting clinical manifestations.
Menstrual dysfunction is quite common in the general population, but a consistent association between HIV infection and menstrual abnormalities has not been found. However, after a diagnosis of HIV infection, people with a uterus should receive a comprehensive gynecologic examination.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze, Nicholas J. Bennett. Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About HIV? - Medscape - Jun 01, 2023.