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. The 13 symptoms of HIV

    The 13 symptoms 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 contract HIV, experience flu-like symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) a month or two after HIV entered the body. However, in many... → Continue reading
  3. What Are The Four Stages Of HIV?

    What Are The Four Stages Of HIV?
    HIV has two types : HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is the responsible pathogen in 95% of HIV infections. HIV-2 is less infectious and is mostly present in West Africa. Anyone who is infected with HIV will go through 4 stages. The first stage is known as the incubation period. No noticeable signs or symptoms are experienced during this period. This stage can last from a few months to several years. In most cases, after 3 months, enough antibodies are present and an HIV test kit can diagnose whether the patient is infected. → Continue reading
  4. What are the Symptoms of Acute HIV Infection?

    The acute stage of an infection has often been regarded as its primary stage where the infection develops based on the way it is handled. Specifically, the acute stage of HIV is said to exist between the periods of two to four weeks after one has been exposed to the infection. Various other names are also used to describe what Acute HIV infection means; like ‘primary stage,’ ‘early stage,’ and ‘first stage.’ A person is said to have Acute... → Continue reading
  5. The Early Symptoms of HIV AIDS in Men

    The early signs and symptoms of HIV in men are almost as seen in women, and these are experienced at the acute stage of the infection. Just like many other diseases and infection, HIV tells on its host as it continues to develop if adequate steps are not taken to curb its excesses. In most circumstances, people often experience no symptoms which is one of the many reasons why they live with HIV infection until it progresses to the... → Continue reading

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