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Signs And Symptoms Of HIV You Need To Notice Before Going For A Test

HSV weakens the immune system's defenses, making it more susceptible to infection (HIV). Without medical intervention, HIV can progress to AIDS. When the AIDS epidemic first began in the 1980s, those who were HIV positive often fell ill quickly. On the other hand, thanks to contemporary medications, HIV-positive persons can live healthier, longer lives without ever developing AIDS since the virus load in their blood is reduced.

Over a million people in the United States have HIV, and one in seven of them does not know they have the virus. HIV symptoms may be hard to spot at first. Acute retroviral syndrome, also known as the "flu," affects 40-90% of patients infected with HIV within the first two months (ARS). HIV symptoms, however, may not present themselves for years or even decades after infection.

A person should get tested for HIV if they get any of the following symptoms, as reported by "Healthline."

One, persistent high fever.

One of the initial symptoms of HIV is a fever, which can be as low as 102 degrees F. When a fever is present, it is common to also have some of the milder symptoms such as exhaustion, enlarged lymph nodes, and a scratchy throat. The virus is rapidly replicating now that it has entered the bloodstream.

Rash attacks that appear out of nowhere.

Rash is a common symptom of HIV infection and may be an indicator of the progression to AIDS. The rashes could be the result of a bacterial, viral, or yeast infestation on the skin.

This should have been another warning sign that his condition was more serious than seasonal allergies or the common cold. They appeared to be boiling all over, and there were annoying pink blotches on the arms. Rashes can appear anywhere on the skin.

Abrupt reduction in body mass.

Loss of body weight, also known as "AIDS wasting," is an indicator of advanced HIV infection and may be caused by chronic diarrhoea.

If you are losing weight, it's likely that your immune system is already compromised. This patient's weight reduction has been both steady and healthy, and they have continued to consume as much as they can while still losing weight. We're scheduling this presentation for after-hours so it won't disrupt operations. These are still widely distributed. The use of antiretroviral drugs, on the other hand, has reduced the disease's prevalence.

Chronic dry coughing

The initial sign, dry mucous coughing, is often overlooked. A misguided allergic reaction is an easy first guess. A year and a half passed, and the issue simply became worse. Antibiotics, Benadryl, and asthma inhalers won't help this situation. Allergic disease specialists also lacked knowledge.

The "insidious cough" that often accompanies this symptom may not go away for weeks.

Nighttime sweating is the fifth symptom.

In the early stages of HIV, about half of people infected sweat excessively during the night. This HIV symptom is a reaction to the body overheating or to an attempt to fight off an infectious sickness. Night sweats become more prevalent later in the illness and are unrelated to exercise or environmental temperature.

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