Symptoms Of HIV Infection?
I want to ask .. if people get HIV infection … usually symptoms such as flu syndrome or itching and diarrhea rashes appear simultaneously or gradually monthly intervals for example the first month of flu and recover then the next month diarrhea then the next month rashes and so on?
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HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that attacks the human immune system. Transmission occurs when exposed to bodily fluids from HIV sufferers such as blood, sperm, or vaginal fluid that is when having sex, using the same syringe as HIV sufferers, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.
Usually the flu like syndrome will appear approximately 1-2 months after infection and usually the patient is not aware of having been infected with HIV because the symptoms that appear are similar to symptoms of other viral infections such as influenza. Symptoms that can occur include fever, skin rash, joint pain, headache, abdominal pain, or vomiting. Usually these symptoms will disappear by themselves and HIV disease will enter the next phase.
After this initial phase HIV infection enters the latent stage and can last several years to decades. In some people do not have distinctive symptoms, and over time the body's resistance will decrease until finally in the third stage called AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Immune system that is very damaged will make patients very easily infected by diseases such as infections of the respiratory tract, digestive tract infections, to infections of the brain. Symptoms caused vary depending on endurance and also germs exposed to patients such as weight loss, diarrhea fever or cough that lasts long, to seizures or weakness of limbs.
Some things you can do to prevent HIV transmission:
Avoid risky sexual behavior (such as anal sex) Using a condom every time you have sex Avoid using used syringes Avoid using illegal drugs You should consult a doctor to get clearer information.
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