- 1 13 signs you have HIV
- 1.1 Early Symptoms
- 1.2 Advanced Signs
Almost 40 million people have died of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Moreover, currently, 25 million people have been suffering from AIDS in the world. AIDS is considered the last stage of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Before getting the last stage called AIDS, an infected man may face several symptoms of HIV attack. In this article, I will share 13 signs you have HIV. These symptoms may appear after one or two months after entering the HIV in the body. But we cannot generalize it, in various cases, different signs do not appear.
13 signs you have HIV
Before describing every sign in detail, I would like to divide these symptoms into 2 categories
- Early Symptoms
- Advanced Signs
Following signs may appear on the initial stage of HIV
Flu-like signs might appear within 2 weeks after encountering HIV in the body. It is the first symptom of HIV. After sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, if you feel these symptoms, please get a complete check-up. You may feel a fever or a headache initially.
Fatigue is the most common sign. Feeling burden on your body every time and getting tired after a small work is the main signs of it. Moreover, it is not essential that Symptoms like Fatigue appears only on the initial stage, a patient can face it later also.
Within 30 to 45 days, a sufferer would see the various skin problems.
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It may be the first symptom of HIV in several cases. A sufferer may face swollen gland for 2 months.
HIV destroys the immune system of the body, in response, various infections materialize in the body for example; pneumonia, tuberculosis or infection in eyes.
6- Night Sweat
A sleep of the patient with HIV could disturb with sweat at night. Furthermore, an infected person may feel fever at night commonly.
7- Lower Concentration Power
Concentration power of a man with HIV infection decreases with the passage of time.
Following signs and symptoms surface when HIV grows in a large number in the body.
8- Menstrual Changes
This sign is associated with the women. A woman with it can face a sizeable change in the menstrual periods. However, these changes vary in every female. For example, various women confront heavier periods while others don’t have.
Diarrhea or vomiting is also the advanced signs of it. People with HIV suffer from stomach problem mostly. In addition, condition like nausea is also very common in the patient.
10- Weight loss
In the later stage, a sufferer can feel a significant drop in weight. Therefore, if a person has a fever and fatigue for more than 30 days and he/she lost his/her weight more than 10% then there are more chances to get HIV
11- Muscle Pain
Sometimes it muscle pain is very severe in this case. However, joint ache does not occur in the early stage of HIV attack.
12- A Cough or a Dry cough
Dry cough can be the early or late sign of HIV patient. Nevertheless, it lasts for 2 to 3 months.
13- High-Level Confusion
In the last stage, decrease in concentration power leads towards short term memory loss or high level of confusion which highly affects the brain of a patient.