Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system. It’s an infection that approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. are currently living with. In fact, about 14 percent of people don’t even know they have it and still need to be tested. It’s critical that people experiencing symptoms of HIV or pose one of the risk factors get tested. You can learn more about the symptoms by researching online.
There is no cure for HIV, but there are treatments that can improve one’s quality of life and prevent spreading it to others. Search online to find out how this disease can be managed.
Signs and Symptoms of HIV
Within two to four weeks after infection, it’s possible for people with HIV to experience flu-like symptoms. Symptoms may include fever, chills, rash, night sweats, and sore throat. This is the first stage of HIV called Acute HIV Infection.
Some of other symptoms may include:
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Mouth ulcers
Symptoms can vary from person to person. It’s also possible for people to not feel sick at all after getting infected. Though the longer someone goes untreated, the likelier the infection will progress into a later stage.