The symptoms of HIV


When it contracts for the first time the HIV infection, a person could not have any symptoms. However, often the person will develop symptoms similar to the flu that will last several weeks. These include:

  • Fever.
  • Headache.
  • Fatigue.
  • Swollen lymph nodes (lymph nodes).
  • Sore throat.
  • Rash.

If a person has contracted the infection by HIV in recent form, it is possible to not realize. It is possible that the person who contracted HIV seems not to be sick or feelunwell. In addition, the signs and symptoms of HIV infection are similar to other diseases such as mononucleosis, tonsillitis or influenza.

What are the symptoms of HIV?
As the disease progresses, they may appear or worsen symptoms. It is possible thatthis takes time. Some people with HIV do not begin to have symptoms until past 10years maximum. When symptoms do appear, they may include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes (lymph nodes).
  • Diarrhea.
  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Unintentional weight loss.

Is the HIV infection different in women than in men?
The HIV infection is, mostly, just for men than for women. For a long time after infection, the person appears to be healthy. Over the years, the person’s immune system is weakening gradually until it is unable to fight off other infections.

The difference between men and women is that women with HIV often have additional problems such as vaginal candidiasis reiterated, particularly when the immune system is weakened. More serious infections, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (an infection of the internal reproductive organs of women), can be more difficult to treat. Diseases of the cervix, such as cancer and pre-cancer (dysplasia),advance more quickly. They may be more difficult to treat if a woman has HIV.