Sore Throat, Swollen Gums Bleeding What Are The Symptoms Of HIV?
Afternoon, I have a sore throat, headache, I feel like coughing but I don’t cough but when I want to cough up phlegm, in 2016 there was a lymph node, it went flat, then herpes, then disappeared, but my gums were swollen and bleeding, but I didn’t have a stomach ache and no liquid chapter, is it HIV? The sore throat is gone but itches like there is fur, after all, I happen to have a cat, what do you think I am? I’m stressed I’m going crazy thinking about this
A sore throat or pharyngitis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection of the respiratory tract. Symptoms include: aches and pains when swallowing, coughing, itching in the throat, fever, body aches, swollen tonsils, itching in the throat, and even enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Generally, a mild sore throat can improve after a few days, but in severe infections, it is necessary to give medication to prevent severe inflammation and other complications.
HIV is a virus that attacks the human immune system causing HIV/AIDS. There are 3 phases of HIV disease, namely:
The first phase is the acute phase which occurs 3-4 weeks after being infected with the virus. Symptoms that appear in this phase are the same as symptoms that appear in other viral diseases such as fever, joint pain, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue and diarrhea.
The second phase is the phase where all the symptoms disappear but the virus remains in the body and attacks the immune system which this can happen for years.
The third phase is when the immune system is no longer able to fight off viral infections, causing symptoms of unexplained weight loss, severe yeast infection, continuous fever for no reason, persistent diarrhea, etc.
To find out for sure your disease, the doctor needs to conduct a medical interview (such as what symptoms are experienced, since when the symptoms appeared, and also how sexual activity was carried out), direct physical examination and also appropriate laboratory tests. If the sore throat is getting worse, has a high fever, or you are very disturbed/worried, you should consult a doctor or an internal medicine specialist for further examination.
Some things to do at home include:
Avoid consuming oily food
Drink lots of water and eat vegetables/fruits
Do light exercise regularly
I hope this helps,