HIV — short for human immunodeficiency virus — is an infection that affects the immune system — more particularly, white blood cells known as CD4 cells, or T-cells, that are part of the immune system.
Because HIV strikes the immune system itself, the immune system is not equipped to mount a protective reaction against this virus in the manner it can against other viruses.
HIV can be transferred from individual to individual through contact with blood, semen, or vaginal fluids that contain the virus.
“It is largely spread through sex, sharing needles, blood transfusion, and mother to baby during delivery.
Stages And Signs of Hiv That Should Not Be Overlooked;
1. Stage 1 of HIV can be regarded as the “beginning” stage. It’s the level an individual enters when they first contract the virus, and it lingers until the body has built antibodies against the virus.
Antibodies are virtually little bodyguards the immune system produces when endangered by foreign invaders.
About 66 and 80 percent of people in stage 1 will encounter flu-like symptoms within 2 to 4 weeks of transmission.
Symptoms Of Stage 1 Of Hiv
• Body rash
• Sore throat
• Joint pain
Other Symptoms Can Also Include:
• Muscle aches
• Night sweats
“The purpose HIV inflicts joint and muscle pain is because the infection causes inflammation in the body.
Stage 2: Asymptomatic stage
Also recognized as the clinical latency stage, this stage of HIV is recognized for its absence of signs.
During this stage, the virus survives — and is increasing — in the body and is starting to weaken the immune system. But it isn’t (yet) energetically promoting signs.
An individual with HIV at this stage may feel and look completely fine. But they can still effortlessly transfer the virus to others.