The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is a widespread sexually-transmitted disease that is usually asymptomatic, meaning it does not trigger signs and symptoms right away. Some patients develop visible symptoms only after some weeks, months, or even years.

Common symptoms of HIV

But, if HIV does trigger symptoms, here are the most common of them all:

- night sweats
- fever
- weight loss
- exhaustion
- short-term memory loss
- yeast infections
- skin rashes
- flaky skin
- sores in the mouth, genitals, or anus

Symptoms of AIDS

Those that are in the advanced stage of HIV, also known as AIDS, may suffer more signs and symptoms that include:

- seizures
- coordination loss
- vision loss
- coma
- frequent coughing
- shortness of breath
- severe diarrhea
- extreme fatigue
- abdominal cramps
- vomiting
- neck stiffness accompanied by migraines

If any of these symptoms occur to you, you are in serious trouble. It can be quite hard to manage HIV/AIDS, and receiving treatment in the later stages can most possible lead to death. Therefore, it is important to get a diagnosis very early on to be able to manage the infection before it has caused so much damage.