MANY PEOPLE are living with HIV without knowing for a long time. But, experts have provided signs to guide you to know if you have it or not.
The best way to know if you have HIV or not is to get tested! According to research, a month or two after HIV has entered their body, 40-90% of the people experience symptoms that resemble flu symptoms, and this is known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).
According to health experts in some cases the HIV symptoms don’t appear for years, even decades after the body has been infected.
These are some of the earliest signs that may indicate you are HIV-positive.
One of the first signs of ARS might be a mild fever, up to about 38 degrees celsius.
In case you experience the fever, you may also often experience other generally mellow side-effects, such as sore throat, swelling of the lymph organs, weakness etc.
One of the inflammatory responses of your overwhelmed immunesystem is the feeling of tiredness and lethargy. Fatigue can be an early sign of HIV, but a later one as well.
3. Throbbing muscles, joint torment, swollen lymph hubs
Lymph hubs are part of the body’s insusceptible framework and are usually kindled in case of a disease. The most part of them is placed in the armpit, the neck and the cro_tch.
ARS is often confused for the seasonal cold virus, mononucleosis or another viral infectivity, even hepatitis or syphilis.
4. Skin rash
Skin rashes can be both early and late HIV/AIDS signs.
5. Night sweats
Around 50% of people get night sweats in the early stages of HIV infection, Dr. Malvestutto explains. In the later stages, they become even more common and aren’t related to exercise or the room temperature.
6. Nail changes
Another sign of HIV contamination are nail changes, such as clubbing (bending and thickening of the nails), staining (dark lines or chestnut lines, placed vertically or on a level plane).
7. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Around 30% to 60% of the people in the early stages of HIV deal with short-term nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, health practitioners say.