16 Signs You May Have HIV Infection 16 Signs You May Have HIV Infection
Within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40% to 90% of people experience flu like symptoms known as acute retro-viral syndrome... 16 Signs You May Have HIV Infection

Within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40% to 90% of people experience flu like symptoms known as acute retro-viral syndrome (ARS).

But sometimes HIV symptoms don’t appear for years—sometimes even a decade—after infection.



One of the first indications of ARS can be a gentle fever, up to around 102 degrees F.

The fever, in the event that it happens by any means, is frequently joined by other generally mellow side effects, for example, weakness, swollen lymph organs, and a sore throat.


The inflammatory response generated by your besieged immune system also can cause you to feel tired and lethargic. Fatigue can be both an early and later sign of HIV.

Throbbing muscles, joint torment, swollen lymph hubs

Lymph hubs are a piece of your body’s insusceptible framework and tend to get kindled when there’s a disease. A large portion of them are situated in your armpit, crotch, and neck.
Throbbing muscles, joint torment, swollen lymph hubs

ARS is frequently confused for this season’s cold virus, mononucleosis, or another viral contamination, even syphilis or hepatitis.

Lymph hubs are a piece of your body’s resistant framework and tend to get excited when there’s a contamination. A considerable lot of them are situated in your armpit, crotch, and neck.
Sore throat and headache

As with other symptoms, sore throat and headache can often be recognized as ARS only in context, Dr. Horberg says.

Keep in mind that the body hasn’t produced antibodies to HIV yet so an antibody test may not pick it up. (It can take a few weeks to a few months for HIV antibodies to show in a blood test).

Investigate other test options such as one that detects viral RNA, typically within nine days of infection.


Skin rashes can happen early or late throughout HIV/AIDS.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Anywhere from 30% to 60% of people have short-term nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea in the early stages of HIV, Dr. Malvestutto says.
Weight reduction

When called “Guides squandering,” weight reduction is an indication of more propelled ailment and could be expected to some degree to extreme looseness of the bowels.
Dry cough

A dry cough was the first sign Ron had that something was wrong. He at first dismissed it as bad allergies.

This symptom—an “insidious cough that could be going on for weeks that doesn’t seem to resolve,” Dr. Malvestutto says—is typical in very ill HIV patients.


The hack and the weight reduction might likewise forecast a genuine disease brought on by a germ that wouldn’t trouble you if your invulnerable framework was working appropriately.

Other pioneering diseases incorporate toxoplasmosis, a parasitic contamination that influences the mind; a sort of herpes infection called cytomegalovirus; and yeast contaminations, for example, thrush.


About half of people get night sweats during the early stages of HIV infection, Dr. Malvestutto says.

These can be even more common later in infection and aren’t related to exercise or the temperature of the room.


Another indication generally HIV contamination are nail changes, for example, clubbing (thickening and bending of the nails), part of the nails, or staining (dark or chestnut lines going either vertically or on a level plane).

Regularly this is because of a contagious disease, for example, candida. “Patients with exhausted insusceptible frameworks will be more helpless to contagious contaminations,” Dr. Malvestutto says.


Another fungal infection that’s common in later stages is thrush, a mouth infection caused by Candida, a type of yeast.

“It’s a very common fungus and the one that causes yeast infections in women,” Dr. Malvestutto says. “They tend to appear in the mouth or esophagus, making it difficult to swallow.”


Subjective issues could be an indication of HIV-related dementia, which more often than not happens late over the span of the malady.

Notwithstanding perplexity and trouble concentrating, AIDS-related dementia may likewise include memory issues and behavioral issues, for example, resentment or touchiness.


Cold sores (oral herpes) and genital herpes can be a sign of both ARS and late-stage HIV infection.

And having herpes can also be a risk factor for contracting HIV. This is because genital herpes can cause ulcers that make it easier for HIV to enter the body during sex. And people who have HIV tend to have more severe herpes outbreaks more often because HIV weakens the immune system.


Late HIV can likewise bring about deadness and shivering in the hands and feet. This is called fringe neuropathy, which likewise happens in individuals with uncontrolled diabetes.

“This is the point at which the nerves are really harmed,” Dr. Malvestutto says. These indications can be treated with over-the-counter torment relievers and antiseizure pharmaceuticals, for example, Neurontin (gabapentin).


Advanced HIV disease appears to increase the risk of having menstrual irregularities, such as fewer and lighter periods.

Infection with HIV also has been associated with earlier age of menopause (47 to 48 years for infected women compared to 49 to 51 years for uninfected women).

Henry Okafor

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    2017-02-16 #1 Author

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    2017-02-16 #2 Author

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    2017-02-16 #3 Author

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    2017-02-17 #4 Author

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    2017-02-17 #5 Author

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    2017-02-17 #6 Author

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    2017-04-12 #8 Author

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    2017-04-20 #9 Author

    Abstinence is the best method of protection i.e. Before we get Married we should both examine ourselves and then when we got married we should remain stable with fidelity.


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