HIV Symptoms

  1. Is My Rash a Symptom of HIV or Something Else?

    Is My Rash a Symptom of HIV or Something Else?
    When a person is infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a plethora of symptoms such as flu and feverish feelings become evident. However, the earliest symptom of HIV are rashes or lesions on the body of the patient. The HIV rash symptom usually appears flat or barely raised with small reddish dots or spots in light-skinned people, and black or dark purple color, in dark-skinned people. Rashes that are associate with HIV rash are: atopic dermatitis, xerosis, eosinophilic folliculitis and warts. → Continue reading
  2. What Are The Four Stages Of HIV?

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is one of the most feared and notorious disease today. It can infect anyone, regardless of age, weight, height, or nationality. It is labeled as a pandemic illness because of its ability to quickly spread from one person to another. HIV has two types : the HIV-1 and the HIV-2. The HIV-1 spreads around faster and is the reason for the global infection. According to Jennifer L. Weinberg and Carrie L. Kovarik, MD in AMA Journal... → Continue reading
  3. The 13 signs of HIV

    At the onset of HIV infection, at least 90% of people infected with HIV will start experiencing symptoms that will tell them something is wrong with their body. If you know you are at risk of possibly having any sexually transmitted disease, this is the right time to get checked. 40% to 90% of people who had chanced exposure to HIV, experience flu-like symptoms known as an acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) a month or two after HIV entered the body... → Continue reading
  4. HIV And Aging

    A Significant Public Health Concern Since the late 1990s with the development of HAARP (highly active anti-retroviral therapy), today HIV is considered a severe chronic condition that is pretty well managed.  People who start HAARP early can anticipate living another 30 or 50 years and some well into old age. This creates a significant health concern as many of these people who are HIV develop other chronic illnesses like heart disease, kidney disease, or cognitive impairments tens of years... → Continue reading
  5. YMSM (Young Men Who Have Sex With Men) And HIV Risks

    There are a lot of teenagers and young adults who are still at risk of getting infected with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, especially in the USA. Statistics show that 38,739 people living in the USA have been new victims of this dangerous and life-threatening infection in 2017. About 20% of them were YMSM or young men who have sex with men, primarily African American population, who are at really high risk of getting infected with HIV virus. The... → Continue reading
  6. HIV Symptoms and Signs – Advanced Stage AIDS

    When HIV enters the body, early HIV-AIDS symptoms start appearing immediately. This is attributed to the acute deterioration of the immune system and the drastic decline in the numbers of CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to the immune system's capacity of fighting infections. HIV begins to destroy these cells immediately as soon as these cells enter the body. You should immediately get an STD testing when you suspect you were exposed to a chanced infection just recently. There... → Continue reading
  7. Symptoms of AIDS in Women

    One might wonder if, as a woman, the symptoms of AIDS might differ from that of men if/when infected. The fact remains that a lot of AIDS symptoms cut across the male and female gender but there are still some peculiar symptoms which a woman would experience, yet such would never be experienced by a man. Below are the general symptoms of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in women. Menstrual changes Women with AIDS would experience changes in their menstrual... → Continue reading
  8. What is HIV Positive Status All About? Dig In And Find Out!

    The status of being HIV positive is confirmed when a person’s immune system has been attacked and the shield against illness, which is a natural defense, have been broken. The positive status of HIV involves the virus destroying a type of white blood cell in the system referred to as a T-helper cell and replicating itself inside it. It should also be noted that this T-helper cell may be referred to as CD4 cells in deserving circumstances. HIV continues... → Continue reading
  9. HIV Home Test Kits Can Save Your Life

    A large percentage of people in the world today are living with HIV without being aware of the fact that they have been infected with the virus. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the immune system by destroying cells responsible for an immune response. This infection has a window period whereby tiny antibodies are slowly generated by the body in response to the viral entry. The symptoms of HIV are mostly confused with other medical conditions like malaria, typhoid fever... → Continue reading
  10. The Early Symptoms of HIV in Women

    Women are not an exception to experiencing the early symptoms of HIV when they are infected. Although, some do not feel the signs, most often notice them but most times feel they are symptoms of other kinds of ‘small,’ inconsequential medical conditions. It is important to note that having the symptoms of HIV as a woman is not a gateway to death or perpetual illness because even at the early stage, the symptoms could be knocked out and the... → Continue reading

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