1 in 6 people who have HIV in the United States do not know they have it. That means that they may be at risk for developing Stage 3 (AIDS). Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Stage 3 (AIDS) is a serious medical condition that occurs when HIV infection is allowed to progress.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Stage 3 (AIDS), it is important to seek medical help immediately. UNM Truman Health Services is the premiere medical home for individuals living with HIV in New Mexico. Our compassionate doctors can effectively diagnose and recommend treatment to prevent further HIV infection.
HIV/Stage 3 (AIDS) Treatment for Men and Women
HIV is a virus that does not discriminate. Both men and women are at risk. While initial HIV infection can occur without symptoms, symptoms of Stage 3 (AIDS) can be clearly identified in both men and women.
Symptoms of Stage 3 (AIDS) in Men
As a group, men are more likely to be infected with HIV in their lifetime. The HIV risk factor is dramatically increased for men who have sex with men (MSM), intravenous drug users, and sex workers. Symptoms of Stage 3 (AIDS) in men may include:
- Unusual skin rashes, bumps, or lesions on the body
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid weight loss
- Fever and sweating
When diagnosed early, HIV is highly treatable. UNM Truman Health Services has the medical resources to treat HIV effectively so you can maximize the quality of your life.
Symptoms of Stage 3 (AIDS) in Women
Symptoms of Stage 3 (AIDS) in women are the same as men, with the exception of reproductive health. When HIV has progressed to Stage 3 (AIDS), women are more likely to have changes in their menstrual cycles. Women with Stage 3 (AIDS) are also more likely to get bacterial and yeast infections.
UNM Truman Health Services provides comprehensive care for all genders and sexual identities. In addition to medical care, we offer behavioral health support and complementary therapies designed to enhance your quality of life.
Get Tested for HIV Today
You can only get Stage 3 (AIDS) if you have HIV. That is why it is important to get tested often. UNM Truman Health Services offers FREE rapid HIV testing at our Albuquerque medical center. Testing takes less than 30 minutes and is completely confidential.
Contact us today to schedule your test or drop by our offices.