Young man encourages early diagnosis: AIDS took my sight in my right eye and restricted my movements - BBC News

Young man encourages early diagnosis: AIDS took my sight in my right eye and restricted my movements – BBC News

  • Julia Granchi
  • From BBC News Brazil in Sao Paulo

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Vetor before (right) and after AIDS treatment

In 2015, Vitor Ramos, at the time a student in management, began experiencing flu-like symptoms. “It was just a sore throat and mild discomfort. Who can relate that to HIV?” , asks him, who received the diagnosis only three years later.

The hypothesis took a long time to come up with, Vitor says. “I thought I had never had a sexual relationship with someone who had the virus, because in my opinion that person would be bedridden and very weak,” he says.

Two years after the more general signs appeared, in 2017, Vitor developed severe diarrhea that made him lose about 20 kilograms and went to eight hospitals in search of a diagnosis in the city of Aracarigoma, where he lived in the interior of São Paulo, and in neighboring municipalities.

“The gastroenterologist ordered a colonoscopy, which came inconclusive for Crohn’s disease [uma doença inflamatória do trato gastrointestinal], the main doctor’s suspicion. However, he decided to treat me as if I had the painting,” he recalls.

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