It Is Possible That People With HIV Have Drastically Gained Weight?
Good evening, thanks for the previous answer. I want to continue the question, is it possible for people with HIV to experience significant weight gain of more than 10 kg without being accompanied by treatment?
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HIV is an infection caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus which attacks the body's immune system. HIV will damage and kill CD4 cells that are responsible for fighting infection and cancer. Some of the symptoms that are often encountered in HIV patients are:
3. swollen lymph nodes
4. skin rashes
5. swallowing pain
7. like flu symptoms
8. weight loss
The spread of HIV occurs through risky sex, the use of unsterile needles, or the contamination of the blood of HIV patients into the body of healthy individuals from either skin or mucosal wounds.
Regarding your previous questions and your current questions, what needs to be stressed is that HIV has a smaller risk of having safe sex, especially if sex is with a partner who does not have HIV infection. Meanwhile, from the information you submit, you are also not sure, that your friend has been diagnosed with HIV or has HIV disease. The presumption of fever or typhus that occurs after sexual intercourse during labor, can not be a benchmark for diagnosing HIV infection. Unless the doctor has obtained medical evidence of HIV testing both from routine check-ups or medical check-ups. So that a 10kg increase in body weight is very likely to occur, especially in individuals who haven't had HIV. Even if your friend is infected with HIV, 10kg of weight gain is likely to occur, especially if your friend is living a healthy lifestyle and prevents the risk of illness in his daily life or undergoing treatment by a doctor that you don't know about.
Therefore, if you are in doubt, you can discuss directly with your friends to find out about your health condition directly. So there is no suspicion that is not necessarily the truth.
Thus the info we can convey.