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Early Signs of HIV Infection


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) affects many people around the world.

It is transmitted by having unprotected sex with a person who has the HIV virus or by contact with broken skin and wounds or blood-contaminated body fluids.

We need to be well informed about the prevention and treatment of this serious disease. And of course, we should never ignore the signals that your body is sending to you.

These symptoms indicate that you may be a HIV carrier.

Fever 

A fever is the first symptom of a cold, but if it is prolonged and you experience it frequently, you should consult your doctor.

Body pains 

This virus affects many parts of the body, most commonly legs, back, and joints. People with HIV experience severe muscle problems.

Fatigue 

The HIV virus directly affects the function of your immune system so it significantly reduces your energy levels and leaves you exhausted all the time.

Severe headaches and sore throat

Your immune system is weaker and weaker, which is why you are more susceptible to illnesses. Your throat is irritated and the headaches just don’t seem to go away.

Rashes on the skin 

Your skin reflects your health. HIV-infected people have skin conditions such as rashes, sores, and lesions.

Weight loss

HIV-infected people experience loss of appetite. They don’t even feel the urge to eat anything because they feel nausea and stomach problems.

Night sweats 

HIV-infected people experience shortness of breath, night sweats, confusion and sleep disorders.

Dry cough 

As your immune system is weak, you will experience several infections, and dry cough is one of them.

Brittle nails 

People with HIV virus notice nail changes like changing nail colors and anolunula in fingernails.

Lack of focus 

Your physical and mental health are connected. The HIV virus causes brain-related problems such as poor concentration, forgetfulness, and mental confusion.

Don’t take these symptoms for granted, but consult your doctor about any change you feel about your body. And most importantly, stay well informed about HIV through education projects and campaigns. There is no cure for HIV and AIDS but proper treatment can keep the virus under control and prolong the life of the patient.

Thank you for your attention.

 

 

 

 

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