After becoming infected, most people appear and feel completely well for a long period. HIV can take ten years or more to exhibit any symptoms, and it can take even longer for persons who use HIV medications. That’s why getting tested for HIV on a regular basis is critical, especially if you’ve had unprotected lovemaking or used shared needles. Treatment for HIV can help you maintain your health. Treatment can also reduce or even eliminate your chances of transmitting HIV to others during intimacy.
You may feel feverish, achy, and ill for the first 2-4 weeks after being infected with HIV. The flu-like symptoms you’re experiencing are your body’s initial response to the HIV infection. Because you have a lot of the virus in your system during this time, it’s quite easy to distribute HIV to others. The symptoms normally only last a few weeks, and then you don’t have any more for years. However, whether or not you have symptoms or are sick, HIV can transmit to others.
Your immune system’s CD4 cells, commonly known as T cells, are damaged by HIV. If you don’t have CD4 cells, your body has a hard time fighting diseases. This increases your risk of being very unwell from infections that would otherwise be considered innocuous. AIDS occurs as a result of HIV’s long-term harm to your immune system.
According to WebMD, here are 5 major symptons of HIV/AIDS:
1. Thrush ( a white coating on the tongue or mouth)
2. Sore throat
3. Bad yeast infections
4. Unexpected weight loss
5. Diarrhea, fever and night sweat for a long time.
6. Skin rashes