People who infected with HIV would not experience any immediate symptoms. However, people who have HIV may experience diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and vomiting. Nevertheless, HIV symptoms may be different with the progress of the infection.
Early stage of HIV
In the early stages of HIV infection, symptoms might experienced are nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, enlarged lymph nodes increasingly, skin rash, weight loss, sore throat, headache, fever, pain in muscles and joints. These symptoms may develop within a few days or even several weeks after people infected with HIV.
Chronic stage of HIV
In the chronic stage, HIV symptoms may take many years to develop. Although the symptoms are not present, The HIV virus continues to reproduce itself. Immune systems get weakened from years to years.
Some of the HIV symptoms in this stage are: confusion, diarrhea, dry cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, mouth sores, mouth yeast infections, night sweats, numbness, pain when swallowing, shortness of breath, weakness in the limbs, and weight loss.
If you have some symptoms of HIV, it better to see your doctor immediately for the early diagnosis of HIV infection.
Last stage of HIV
Last stage of HIV developed in people with HIV goes untreated for many years. In this stage, the immune system becomes very weak and unable to fight virus and infection anymore.
With the passage of time and with no effective treatment for HIV, the immune system becomes more vulnerable to opportunistic infections. The infection is caused by germs that are usually around it.
Most cancers also cause a weakened immune system. Therefore some infections and disease develop like cancer due to the immune system getting weakened.
Children may experience growth inhibition and ill frequently when diagnosed with HIV. They may have problem in walking and mental development may get delayed. Some childhood infections such as tonsillitis, pneumonia and ear infections are also getting worse.
The progress of HIV varies in individuals, which may last from several months to several years. This virus continues to divided and attacked cells of immune system.
The immune system is badly damaged when AIDS developed. Therefore, knowing the HIV symptoms early can help you get early treatment and have a chance to overcome the horrible impact of this virus.