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4 HIV/AIDS Signs That Should Not Be Taking For Granted

HIV/AIDS is one of the most lethal viral infections that still afflicts the world. This is a deadly virus that spreads from person to person via contact with blood, sperm, and vaginal fluids. If you engage in unprotected Intimacy with someone infected with the virus, you will almost certainly contract the virus.

When the virus enters the body, it begins to attack the immune system, destroying the CD4 cells that help the body fight diseases. As time passes, the body's ability to fight off diseases deteriorates, until the body is completely powerless and vulnerable to all manner of viruses and diseases, eventually leading to death. All of this can be avoided if you detect the virus early and begin taking anti-retroviral drugs right away.

In this article, we will look at some of the warning signs of this deadly viral disease that should not be ignored. Simply sit back and enjoy yourself while learning something new.

1. Swollen Lymph Nodes: When a deadly virus, such as HIV, enters the body, the natural response or sign that the body is dealing with a serious problem is swollen lymph nodes. Lymph nodes will swell dramatically in a variety of locations, including the armpit, neck, and groin. If you had sexual or other contact with someone a few days or weeks ago and then noticed several lymph nodes in your armpit and neck, you may have contracted the virus. Because there is no way to tell, the best way to find out is to have some tests done in the hospital.

2. Sore Throat; this is another sign of HIV that should not be overlooked, especially if you have had any contact with someone who is not protected. If you start noticing or experiencing sore throat out of the blue, and the sore throat does not go away after a while, there is a good chance you have contracted the virus. Though there are numerous other sexually transmitted infections that can cause sore throat, you can only rest easy if you get checked.

3. Red Rashes on Your Body; this is known as HIV Rash and is one of the most severe symptoms of the virus. Rashes caused by HIV are always reddish and itchy. If you notice unexplained rashes on your skin or even on your palms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible to confirm your diagnosis.

4. Wounds in Several Body Parts; these wounds or ulcers frequently appear in the mouth, anus, or genitals and can be extremely irritating. If you develop ulcers in your mouth, genitals, or anus for no apparent reason after receiving a blood transfusion or having sexual relations with a lady, you should seek medical attention. This is one of the most serious symptoms of HIV, and the sooner you get it treated, the better.

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