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Undiagnosed HIV/AIDS

Failure to diagnose HIV/AIDS

No early symptoms: This condition may have no early symptoms, and thus fail to be diagnosed in its early stages.

Undiagnosed prevalence of HIV/AIDS:

estimated 225,000 Americans (based on NIAID 900,000 prevalence with quarter undiagnosed).

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 1,208 or 0.08% or 225,000 people in USA [about data]

Medical news about undiagnosed HIV/AIDS:

The following medical news items are relevant to nondiagnosis of HIV/AIDS:

Undiagnosed HIV/AIDS discussion:

HIV, AIDS, and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

People age 50 and older may not recognize HIV symptoms in themselves because they think what they are feeling and experiencing is part of normal aging. (Source: excerpt from HIV, AIDS, and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

HIV, AIDS, and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Because doctors don't tend to ask their older patients about sex or drug use. It is harder for doctors to recognize symptoms of HIV/AIDS in older people. Doctors need to talk to their patients about the specific behaviors that put them at risk for HIV/AIDS. (Source: excerpt from HIV, AIDS, and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

HIV, AIDS, and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Older people often mistake HIV/AIDS symptoms for the aches and pains of normal aging so, they are less likely than younger people to get tested for HIV/AIDS. They may be embarrassed, ashamed, and fearful of being tested for HIV/AIDS, a disease connected with having sex and injecting drugs. (Source: excerpt from HIV, AIDS, and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Undiagnosed Complications of HIV/AIDS

As part of HIV/AIDS diagnosis, consider whether any of these HIV/AIDS complications may have been overlooked:

Undiagnosed Diseases

Read our premium medical health articles on topics related to undiagnosed conditions in general, not necessarily specific to HIV/AIDS:

About undiagnosed conditions:

One possible misdiagnosis is the failure to correctly diagnose HIV/AIDS leading to a person remaining with undiagnosed HIV/AIDS. Any condition can potentially be missed and stay undiagnosed. For a general overview of diseases that are often undiagnosed, see Failure to Diagnose or Under-Diagnosed Diseases.

 

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