According to EveryDayHealth, the final stage of an HIV infection is AIDS, which happens when the immune system is seriously damaged.
It’s diagnosed when your CD4 cells are highly low or when you develop one or more opportunistic illnesses, including pneumonia or tuberculosis, or certain cancers as a result of an HIV infection.
People with AIDS may experience symptoms such as:
1. Rapid weight loss.
2. Persistent fever.
3. Profuse night sweats.
4. Pronounced fatigue and weakness.
5. Prolonged swollen lymph glands.
6. Chronic diarrhoea, which occurs for more than a week.
7. Sores that develop in the mucous membranes of the mouth, anus, or genitals.
8. Blotches (red, brown, pink, or purplish) on the skin, beneath the skin, or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids.
9. Neurological issues, such as memory loss and depression.
Most of these symptoms, especially those that are chronic, may be linked with other opportunistic infections that develop as a result of the weakened immune system.