Signs and symptoms of HIV infection are not always present. Seroconversion illness, or initial HIV infection, may cause flu-like symptoms in certain persons who are newly infected with HIV. Diarrhea and other symptoms like as headaches and exhaustion may accompany a fever or high temperature. Muscle pains, rashes on the skin, a sore throat, and/or swollen glands are all possible symptoms.
It's possible to spend years without showing any symptoms beyond the first stage, and it's even possible that HIV goes undetected for years.
There's a risk that if HIV isn't discovered and treated, the immune system will be damaged and lead to life-threatening infections and/or cancers.
Warning indications of HIV infection, according to WebMD, include the following.
1. Swollen lymph nodes, achy muscles & joint pain.
Antibacterial and viral protection is provided by lymph nodes, which are found throughout the body and are part of the immune system. They swell up when they're infected. Having so many in the armpit, groin, and neck can cause a lot of discomfort.
Due to the large spectrum of viruses that can produce these symptoms it is not a good diagnostic of whether or not you are HIV positive.
2. Skin rash.
During the course of HIV seroconversion, skin rashes can emerge early or late, and they can endure for two to three weeks at the most. If you look closely, the rash may initially appear non-irritating but, in certain circumstances, it might mimic boils and become itchy, pink eruptions as you go further into the rash.
3. Sore throat and dry cough.
In HIV patients who are really ill, a long-lasting, dry cough that doesn't seem to go away despite the use of medicines and inhalers is a typical symptom. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms on a regular basis, it's best to see a doctor.
4. Night Sweats.
The sheets and any nightclothes you sleep in are frequently soaked by night sweats. Many people with HIV have night sweats in the early stages of the disease. There is nothing to do with activity or room temperature to explain these symptoms, which are more prevalent later in the illness. You should be tested for HIV if you notice any symptoms.
5. Oral Thrush.
One of the earliest HIV-associated opportunistic illnesses is oral thrush. This type of infection is referred to as "opportunistic" since it preys on people with compromised immune systems in order to infect them.
The fungus that causes oral candidiasis, also known as oral thrush, is capable of invading the mouth and throat. Immune system failure can be indicated even in otherwise healthy people.
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