HIV is a health condition that is very hard to be detected by doctors at its early stages except with a proper diagnosis, there are a few signs that can detect HIV infection early though, here’s a list of the early signs of HIV to look out for before it is too late so read on.
First let’s understand what HIV infection is? It is a viral infection caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus which is a retrovirus that enters the body and leads to AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
– How Does It Affect You?
this virus attacks the immune system and weakens it, it particularly attack the CD4 cells that are responsible to fight off sickening microorganisms or viruses,
HIV destroys many cells destroy the immune system which eventually leads to death.
– What Are The Early Signs Of HIV Infection?
when the patient reach three weeks into the illness, signs that are similar to those that are associated with flu start to appear.
those signs include:-
Swollen lymph nodes.
It is very possible that many people won’t notice those early signs and won’t even associate it with HIV.
– So What Should You Do?
If you start unsuspecting that you have HIV infection especially if you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms do a test immediately and start the treatment plane, some people wont notice or know that they are infected with HIV until they are 5 to 10 years infected.
– What Happens If You Tested HIV Positive.
The virus will continue to grow from HIV early stage to Clinical Latency Stage, in this stage the virus is less active in the body but it is still growing, ignoring the treatment can reduce the expectancy of your life by up to 15 years, this virus can be controlled by medicines for decades but you have to obtain ART treatment of antiretroviral therapy.
– So How The HIV Infection Transfer Into Aids.
the infection will change in the severity and stage from Clinical Latency Stage to AIDS, in this stage the entire body will get weakened part by part and continue to lose the quality of normal life if you don’t start on ART.
Here are some of the signs of this stage in HIV infection.
susceptibility to diseases.
Blotches on the skin.
At the end of this article, you are now aware of the signs of HIV infection that you should look out for if you suspect that you contracted the infection, remember, this disease can be controlled with the treatments for decades and it is not an impossible disease to recover from, early detection is the difference between controlling the infection or having to lose your life due to AIDS.