Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome?

AIDS is an acquired defect of cellular immunity associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a CD4-positive T-lymphocyte count under 200 cells/microliter or less than 14% of total lymphocytes, and increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and malignant neoplasms.

Common symptoms reported by people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prezista)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Intelence)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prezista)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness
for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (4 evaluations)
Side effects
insomnia
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Intelence)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has acquired immune deficiency syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 14
30s 24
40s 15
50s 28
60s 10
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

19% Female
81% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 46
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from AIDS patients who have completed their condition history
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