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Immediately Run To The Hospital If You Notice These Prevailing Signs Of HIV

HIV Signs and Symptoms

Many people who have recently been infected with HIV experience some of the early symptoms of infection. Research by the National AIDS Trust in the UK shows that between 70% and 90% of infected people show early signs of illness. Then there is the latency period where you may not have any symptoms but the virus is wreaking havoc on your body. The final stage of infection is when a person is diagnosed with AIDS. With proper treatment, most people do not develop AIDS.

Early Symptoms

Early symptoms of HIV are a sign that the immune system has detected an infection. They are a sign that your body is trying to fight off the virus. Symptoms, when they do occur, usually appear two to six weeks after each exposure. They can last up to four weeks. They often resemble cold and flu symptoms.

Most often these include:


Sore throat

rash on body

Other symptoms can include:


joint pain

Muscle ache

swollen glands



This symptom appears in many diseases. Most people will experience it in their lifetime, but that doesn't mean you are HIV positive. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.

Studies show that the earlier you are diagnosed with HIV, the more effective the treatment will be. An HIV specialist will make sure you get the most appropriate treatment. With proper disease management, HIV is no longer the life-threatening disease it used to be.


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