HIV Signs and symptoms – Know The Signs, Know The Differences

HIV Signs and symptoms - Know The Signs, Know The Differences

Of all, HIV isn’t AIDS, but rather AIDS is a stage in the HIV infection. An HIV infection progresses through three main stages: acute infection, chronic infection, and then AIDS. While HIV symptoms usually tend to be vague, especially in the first two stages, a few fundamental conditions are night sweats, severe weight loss and swollen lymph nodes.
There is no warranty that a particular person who has been diagnosticated with HIV, and is showing the classic HIV symptoms, will ever acquire AIDS. In persons who do advance, the first AIDS symptoms generally become apparent within 10 to 15 years of first contracting the disease. In a small number of individuals, the onset of all AIDS symptoms can be as short as 3 years after infection. Regretfully, the initial stages of HIV often exhibit no symptoms so by the time a patient shows all AIDS symptoms, their immune system has already been endangered.
AIDS symptoms’ is itself a deceptive term as there is no one set of symptoms that can be used to make an accurate diagnosis without a blood evaluation. That being said, there are some conditions that may point to a possible case of AIDS. They are much the same to those of a stage 1 or stage 2 HIV infection but tend to be more acute. All AIDS symptoms include fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, a fever lasting more than 10 days, unexplained weight loss, purplish spots on the skin, shortness of breath, chronic or severe diarrhea, yeast infections in the mouth or vagina, easy bruising or unexplained bleeding and the most well known of all AIDS symptoms, night sweats.
It is clear that all AIDS symptoms are debilitating, but some can be explained by other conditions, such as food poisoning or even heart disease. Therefore, there is generally no reason to worry if you’re just running a fever or you’ve been tired for the preceding few days. However, if you’re exhibiting three or more of these symptoms, much less all AIDS symptoms or HIV symptoms, and you haven’t been tested, you need to get yourself to a doctor. Even if you have none of the conditions listed and you know that you may have possibly been exposed, get examined. It’s the only smart thing to have done.
There are a lot of myths circulating out there regarding HIV symptoms and AIDS symptoms. Sadly, the initial stages of HIV often exhibit no symptoms so by the time a patient shows all AIDS symptoms, their immune system has already been compromised.
All AIDS symptoms include fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, a fever lasting more than 10 days, unexplained weight loss, purplish spots on the skin, shortness of breath, chronic or severe diarrhea, yeast infections in the mouth or vagina, easy bruising or unexplained bleeding and the most well known of all AIDS symptoms, night sweats.
If you’re exhibiting three or more of these symptoms, much less all AIDS symptoms or HIV symptoms, and you haven’t been tested, you need to get yourself to a doctor.
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