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Table 2 Symptoms of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections described to the traditional healers during the interviews

From: Use of traditional medicines in the management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Tanzania: a case in the Bukoba rural district

Disease condition Symptoms
Tuberculosis Persistent or chronic cough, Mucopurulent sputum, recurring dull, aching pain or tightness in the chest and Dyspnea
Oral candidiasis Oral thrush, Oral mucosal lesions, mouth ulcers and difficulty in swallowing
Cryptoccocal meningitis Fever, frequent headache, mental confusion, seizures, malaise and fatigue
Herpes zoster Localized burning sensation, reddening of the skin followed by the appearance of grouped, dense blisters (Vesicles) and sores on the skin
Herpes simplex Mouth sores, genital lesions, ulcers or blisters