There are different stages of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, and each stage is made up of various symptoms.

HIV Stage 1: Incubation Period

This stage usually lasts between 2 and 4 weeks. Since there are no symptoms visible, it is very difficult to tell if a person is experiencing this just by looking for signs and symptoms. So, if you suspect you have contracted HIV, go get an HIV test right away.

HIV Stage 2: Acute HIV Infection

This stage may last for at least a month. During this period, noticeable symptoms are likely to manifest such as rashes in different parts of the body, high fever, sore throat, and muscle pain.

HIV Stage 3: Latency Period

During this stage, all the symptoms start to disappear, making some patients think that their infection has gone away. But that is not the case. HIV is still there and waiting to cause some more damage.

HIV Stage 4: AIDS

At this point, HIV is at its peak. More complications may arise, different types of cancer, lymphomas, and Kaposi. Other health problems in the heart, lungs, kidney, brain, etc. may also occur and result in a fatality.