HIV stands for:

Human

Immunodeficiency

Virus

It is a very widespread sexually-transmitted disease that can strike men, women, kids, babies, and adults.

The later stage of HIV

If a person fails to get tested and treated for HIV early on, he or she is at risk of entering the later stage of the disease where more immune cells are destroyed and the immune system becomes a lot weaker.

He or she becomes at risk for:

  • Drastic weight loss
  • Fever that seems to not go away
  • Persistent headaches
  • Coughing
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Chills for several weeks
  • Inflammation of the lymph nodes for several three months
  • Severe night sweats
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Unusual, opportunistic infections

So, to avoid being in this terrible situation, get an HIV test as soon as you can to receive the appropriate antiretroviral treatment to manage the spread of the virus.