HIV and AIDS: signs and symptoms

HIV-AIDSHIV is an infection that not necessarily have symptoms of the infection. There are lots of people who live for years with HIV without any suspect of it. Among the unknown thinks of HIV scientists also don’t know how and when one can have (or not have) symptoms.

Usually main HIV first symptoms are experienced from 2 weeks up to 3 months later the infection has been taken. One of the main symptoms is fever, such as a simply flu but stronger: someone call it “the worst flu ever”. High temperature is the natural body responde to HIV virus. Other symptoms are:

  • rash
  • chills
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • tiredness
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • mouth ulcers

If you experience one or more of those symptoms you should visit a doctor. Talk to him about what you feel in complete freedom and do not omit anything can help him/her to make a medical diagnosis.

After the first acute HIV symptoms, which correspond to the period when the virus “entered” into the human body and is very active, it becomes less active and symptoms can disappear. This period, called “latency period” can last up to 10 years, sometimes more.

Once the HIV virus has destroyed most of body T-cells, HIV become AIDS. Now symptoms are present again, if possible worse than the first time: tiredness, nausea, vomiting, high fever, chills, night sweats, diarrhea, are all AIDS symptoms. If you know to have HIV and start to feel some of those symptons call the doctor immediately and have a visit: it can save your life.