Symptoms Of HIV And AIDS.
Symptoms of HIV and AIDS are too numerous.
However, we are going to outline the most common symptoms that are associated to human immunodeficiency virus.
Generally, it would take primary HIV symptoms two to four weeks after initial exposure in the body system to show, although symptoms may continue for up to several weeks. However, some people may show the symptoms within few days of transmission.
Similarly, someone with early HIV infection may likely not show the symptom for more than six months, this does not means that such a person is not actually infected. So such a person can still transmit the virus to another person. So this is why it is recommended you go for HIV test regularly.
Below are the primary symptoms of HIV.
1. Sore Throat: That is pain in the throat. This is one of the most common symptom of HIV primary infection . This could be dry, or scratchy feeling in the throat
2. Chills: This is a feeling of being cold without an apparent cause. A victim of HIV infection is likely to be feeling cold all the time.
3. Maculopapular Truncal Rash: This is a change of the human skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture. It may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. It may also cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, chapped, dry, cracked or blistered, swell, and may be painful.
4. Muscle pain: This type of pain can be felt practically anywhere in the body. Muscle aches, or myalgia, are extremely primary symptoms of HIV infection.
5. Swollen Lymph Nodes: This occurs because of the infection and the demages that the infections has already caused to the body system.
6. Headache: This is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. This feeling is likely going to be severe.
7. Loss of Appetite: Victims are likely not to be eating normal
8. Excessive fatigue: General weakness in the body as a result of low energy in the body system.
Secondary or Chronic Symptoms of HIV Infection
- Weight Loss
- High Fever
- Coughing or Breathing Difficulties
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