HIV Symptoms in Children

Topic Overview

HIV may be suspected in a child who has:

  • Delays in growth or development.
  • Enlargement of the liver and spleen.
  • Persistent yeast infection of the mouth (thrush).
  • Recurrent bacterial infections.
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin.

These symptoms that may result from an HIV infection also can be caused by other illnesses.

Credits

By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Last Revised April 5, 2012

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