Diarrhea is one of the most common symptoms of HIV. In fact, most men and women with the HI virus experience this symptom. A lot of people experience it repeatedly after contracting the virus.
HIV diarrhea is usually persistent and severe, accompanying gastrointestinal symptoms like abdominal pain and nausea. If you’re experiencing this, visit a doctor for a medical evaluation asap.
Weight loss related to HIV is more common when the disease has progressed and/or there is a high concentration of the virus in the blood. However, it can be an early warning sign.
In the early stages, HIV weight loss can occur because mouth sores make it difficult to eat. Nausea, diarrhea, and profuse sweating (night sweats) can also cause rapid weight loss.