Last Updated on 3 months by Isreal Olabanji DST RN
The different symptoms of HIV vary from one person to another. If you have an active sex life or think you are a candidate for HIV, it is a no-brainer to get tested using ELISA immunoassay kits for proper diagnosis.
Most people experience the prevalent flu-like symptoms, which is the body’s natural response to the virus known as the ‘seroconversion’ period.
Here, in this post, we’ve rounded up seven early symptoms of HIV AIDS: –
Symptom 1: Fever
One of the most common symptoms associated with the introduction of the HIV virus is fever. This is further accompanied by mild symptoms such as body fatigue, sore throat & swollen lymph glands.
At the time of the fever, the virus of HIV is getting into the bloodstream, and the virus is replicating in great numbers. With the virus in the body, the immune system gives an inflammatory response.
Symptom 2: Fatigue And Headache
The inflammatory reaction to the HIV virus by the body’s immune system can make you feel lethargic & tired. Sometimes, the individual may somewhat feel winded, especially when you are walking or out of breath feeling for a few seconds. The fatigue is often the early symptoms, but some experience the feeling of loss of energy during the later stage of HIV.
Symptoms 3: Swollen Lymph Nodes
The lymph nodes are the most integral part of the body’s immune system, they protect the blood by terminating the viruses & bacteria. So, as a reaction to the virus, the lymph nodes get inflamed.
The lymph nodes are present in the groin, neck, and the armpit area, therefore the results in aches and pain in those areas.
Symptoms 4: Skin Rashes
The skin rashes are both the early and late symptoms of the HIV seroconversion process, however, this varies from one person to another. In certain cases, the skin rashes appear somewhat like the boils with pink and itchy breakouts.
Symptom 5: Nausea Feeling
Many people diagnosed with the virus of HIV have earlier had problems with their digestive system-this is seen as an early warning of HIV.
However, in certain cases, the feeling of nausea and diarrhoea may appear during the later stage of HIV infection in the blood.
Stay hydrated to curb the menace of nausea when you are fighting your battle against HIV.
Symptom 6: Sore Throat
The severe dry cough, dry throat resulted from the HIV virus can last several days, weeks to months without showing any signs of getting resolved, even with the intake of antibiotics and the inhalers.
Symptom 7: Night Sweats
Most people experience night sweating, especially during the early stages of HIV. The night sweating becomes even worse with time, and often not related to exercise or the room temperature.
HIV Treatment Can Cause Cancer
- Truvada is often advised alone or with the combination of other drugs to prevent or deter the infection of the HIV virus from spreading. The Truvada is typically taken via the mouth.
However, many Truvada lawsuits have filed around the globe claiming that the use of this medicine was the cause of their kidney failure. The research is still going on and in years to come, we’ll get the answer.
If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms, it is best to talk to a specialized doctor to get diagnosed for HIV.
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