When people are infected by HIV/AIDS, they create various signs of aids and even some of them don’t create any symptoms in the early stage of the infection. The various signs of AIDS happen based on what stage of the disease patients are in. The early symptoms will appear within 2 to 4 weeks after the infection when the patients experience flu-like symptoms. The flu isn’t like the common like but it can be described as the worst flu ever they experience. That flu is known as the acute retroviral syndrome or ARS which is the main HIV infection. Not all patients create the same symptoms like having bad flu but one of the aforementioned symptoms is the natural response that body creates when it is infected by HIV.
What are Signs of AIDS?
Although not all patients of AIDS create the same early symptom like having bad flu, many of them develop the same signs of aids such as fever, swollen glands, fatigue, rashes, sore throat, pains, muscle and joint aches, and headaches. Each of those symptoms may appear due to other illnesses suffered by each person. So, there is a possibility that each person will develop the same symptoms of early AIDS when he/she has the same illness with others but the possibility to create a different symptom also exist.
In contrast, not all people who are infected by HIV develop ARS. The shocking fact shows that many people infected by HIV create no symptoms at all for 10 years or more. Since not all HIV positive patients develop symptoms in the early stage of infection you cannot rely on the symptoms only in order to know whether you are infected by this virus or not. The only way to know whether you are infected by HIV is to get tested. If the patients develop signs of aids it will be easier to treat them in the early stage.
The Stages of AIDS
When you aren’t sure whether you’re infected by HIV/AIDS, you should think what you did recently that make you get the virus like if you have anal or vaginal sex without condom with somebody known for HIV positive that you don’t know or if you shared needles to inject drugs with somebody infected by HIV. When the virus goes through the early stage, it will move into the clinical latency stage where the virus is developing or living in the patient’s body without developing any symptoms. In this stage, the HIV virus is developing and reproducing at very low levels although they are still active.
People who are infected by HIV and take no treatment or medication have high possibility to get AIDS. In this stage, the clinical latency stage will change into AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). In the level, the patients will develop some symptoms such as very thin because of extreme loss weight, extreme fatigue, repeated fever or producing sweat at night, swollen located in the armpit, groin, or neck and sores in the mouth, anus or genitals, and diarrhea that lasts over a week.Tags: Signs, Stage