Early Symptoms of HIV

HIV Symptoms

Usually the initial symptoms of HIV are similar to flu symptoms. Here are some features of HIV that generally mark viral infections in the early stages::

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Continuous fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rashes
  • Pain in muscles and joints
  • Mouth sores
  • Wounds on intimate organs
  • Often Sweating at night
  • Diarrhea

The initial symptoms of HIV generally occur within 1 to 2 months after being infected. Even according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, some people can be seen in the first two weeks after exposure. However, these initial symptoms are not shown to everyone. There are some people who just don’t show these signs, but they are infected with HIV. That’s why testing of the HIV virus is very important.

Infection Phase HIV

First phase HIV

Also known as primary HIV infection or also called acute retroviral syndrome. At this stage, most people experience flu-like symptoms. The symptoms are also often similar to gastrointestinal or respiratory tract infections.

Second phase

This is the clinical latent stage. The virus becomes less active, even though it is still in your body. You don’t experience any symptoms when the virus develops. This latency period can last a decade or more. In a latent period that can last up to ten years many people do not show any symptoms. This stage should be watched out because the virus will continue to grow without realizing it.

Last phase HIV

The last phase of HIV is AIDS. In this final phase, the immune system is severely damaged and prone to opportunistic infections. Opportunistic infections are infections that attack people with a poor immune system.

When HIV has developed into AIDS, symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and new fever can be seen. In addition, weight loss, nail infections, headaches and frequent sweating on days also mark AIDS at an early stage.

Syphilis Symptoms

Symptoms of syphilis (incubation period of 10-90 days)

Stage 1: Lasts 9-90 days after infection

Embossed Wounds are small, round and not painful (chancre) – precisely on exposed skin / direct contact with sufferers. Chancre as a place of entry for disease almost always appears in and around genetalia, anus and even the mouth. In untreated cases (until stage 1 ends), after a few weeks, the chancre will disappear but the bacteria remain in the patient’s body.

Stage 2: 1-2 months later

Other symptoms appear: sore throat, inner mouth pain, muscle aches, fever, lethargy, hair loss and a nodule. A few months later it will disappear. Some people do not experience further symptoms.

Stage 3: Is the final stage of syphilis

In this phase the chancre has caused fatal damage in the body of the sufferer. Symptoms will appear: blindness, deafness, skin ulcers, heart disease, liver damage, paralysis and crazy. Lethal stage.