HIV stands for:


Human

Immunodeficiency

Virus


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


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 seem 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.