What are the Sign and symptoms of HIV infection
Most people infected with HIV do not know that they are infected, because no symptoms develop immediately after the initial infection. Some people might get flu like illness within three to six weeks after expose to virus. This illness is called acute HIV syndrome, may include fever, headache tiredness, nausea, diarrhea, rash, joint pains and enlarged lymph nodes, which can occur at the time the development of antibodies to HIV. These symptoms usually disappear within a week to a month, and there are often mistaken for other viral infections.
Despite the fact that HIV infection does not cause any initial symptoms, an HIV infected person (with and without symptoms) is highly infectious and can transmit the virus to another person. The only way to determine whether HIV is present in a person’s body is by taking an HIV test. Not by the physical appearance.
HIV infection causes a gradual depletion and weakening of the immune system. This results in an increased susceptibility of the body to other infections and can lead to the development of AIDS.
Followings are some sign and symptoms of HIV Infection.
- Weight loss more than ten percentage of the body weight
- Persistent diarrhea for more than one month
- Fever for more than one month
Above are the major signs and symptoms if this infection. It is not necessary for everyone to have these symptoms if there were infected with HIV. Some individual never shown any symptoms beside being infected with HIV.