HIV - Human Immuno Deficiency Virus is in fact a serious problem and what makes the mater worse is that the world has not yet found the cure for the disease. However, quick identification on the symptoms might save your life.
Never neglect flu because it may be one of the HIV symptoms. The symptoms won’t appear for years in several cases. and it can take up to a decade after being infected. It is stated that most people infected with HIV didn’t know they have it. And it is important to be tested.
Some of the most common HIV symptoms
Fatigue and fever
Fatigue is the most common signs of an HIV positive. If you are exhausted due to unreasonable cause- such as feeling tired just walking a few steps- it may be the sign of HIV. Although it may lead to other disease, but it is something you should take into account. A fever is a sign of flu and sometimes it can be very high. You might also experience sore throat. At this phase, the virus works in the blood stream and duplicate the virus into large numbers.
Swollen glands and muscle aches
Although lymph nodes can be the sign of other disease, but in case of HIV, the swollen is bigger than those in armpits. The lymph nodes are sign that your body has infected by virus. What’s more, an HIV infected might experience muscle aches or joint pain. Again, the HIV symptoms are mistakenly identified as flu.
Rash on skin
A rash should be easily cured. Unlike usual rash, HIV symptom of rash is different. They will likely to appear like boiled skin and feel itchy. If the rash on skin or flaky skin show up in an unexplainable way, this needs further action.
Nausea and Diarrhea are the early phase of HIV positive. The vomiting and nausea can persist and hard to cure. If this happens, you might be affected in the early infection of HIV. The symptoms can’t be seen in normal people since diarrhea can quickly be healed if there is no deficiency in immune system.
Sudden weight loss
The weight loss is a severe sign of HIV caused by the persistent diarrhea that takes up more than one month. Thus, identifying the symptoms quickly can get you better with antiretroviral therapy. The weight loss is undeniable since eating lots of food gives no cure. The sign is popularly called AIDS wasting.
Insidious dry cough
Don’t take cough as allergies if it persist more than 6 months. It can be the bad sign of HIV positive. Taking medication at this stage can do nothing and it will get worse. If your immune system works normally, you won’t be experiencing bad cough.
Pneumonia may be seen as one of the common HIV symptoms along with other serious parasitic infection. Although it is incurable, getting the right treatment in early stage might help HIV positive to get better life.